100% Legal ‘Mega’ Launched

  • Kim Dotcom
  • Huge initial response
  • Periodically unavailable

Cloud storage site and successor to closed file-hosting site MegaUpload, Mega, has now launched, raking in 250,000 users in its first two operating hours.

  • Kim Dotcom
  • Huge initial response
  • Periodically unavailable

Cloud storage site and successor to closed file-hosting site MegaUpload, Mega, has now launched, raking in 250,000 users in its first two operating hours.

The United States Department of Justice closed down the site MegaUpload last year due to its hosting of scads of data infringing on a wide swathe of copyrights. Today, MegaUpload founder and martyr Kim Dotcom opened the doors to his new site, Mega, which currently functions as a cloud storage site similar to Dropbox. Dotcom's claims the new .co is 100% legal.

However, because of the huge initial response the site has been periodically unavailable, causing plenty of excited MegaUpload loyals to wait to access their free 50GB of cloud storage.

The big announcement today came directly from Dotcom via Twitter, "As of this minute one year ago Megaupload was destroyed by the US Government. Welcome to http://Mega.co.nz."

Just two hours after opening the site, Dotcom also reported that 250,000 users had registered on the site. The high volume has caused the site to be accessible only intermittently, but Dotcom has reassured anxious users that "the guys are working on balancing the load," so a fix is in progress.

One of Dotcom's lawyers, Ira Rothken, confirmed the defensible legality of this re-imagined site, and even touted the services added security encryption.

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