MegaUpload heir gets a new domain

Kim DotCom is back – again: the USA content industry current arch-enemy quickly reacted to the latest domain shutdown and announced that his new service will soon be available at the mega.co.nz URL. On January 19th, DotCom promises, Mega “will change the world”.

Designed to be the successor to MegaUpload, Mega will be focused on secure and fast file sharing: on his Twitter feed, DotCom said that “New Zealand will be the home” of the service domain after the African country of Gabon decided to suspend the previously selected address (“me.ga”).

Mega.co.nz will be “powered by legality and protected by the law” of New Zealand, DotCom said on Twitter, a promise the German-born entrepreneur was clearly obliged to make after he asked for bail under the oath of never remaking the piracy-ridden MegaUpload again.

Mega will be a completely legal service, DotCom’s lawyers confirm: maybe the USA authorities will not be pleased, the lawyers suggest, but their client has the right to make a living even if he has been targeted (and illegally spied on as well) by the media industry as an alleged Internet pirate.

Source: CNET

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bigmehdi said,
I don't get how the new service is not "piracy ridden"

Now the files are encrypted and as such the owner of the file must give up the key for people to get access. Meaning people could legally store copyright material there and the illegal act would be for them to provide the key to unauthorized individuals.

As it was, people would upload unencrypted files that could be accessed by the public, making the upload itself illegal in many countries.

So if the FBI try to force him to decrypt everything again, he can't as the keys to your files are stored on your PC, not Mega cloud, clever

hahaha the African's don't want to be invaded by US troops and have their infrastructure seized and possibly destroyed to they just gave up the domain.

ingramator said,
hahaha the African's don't want to be invaded by US troops and have their infrastructure seized and possibly destroyed to they just gave up the domain.

What infrastructure is that?

In any event you can have a domain name anywhere...doesn't mean because you have a Gabonese domain name that it's all run from there. If it were imagine the comedy. Last time I checked Gabon wasn't a tech hub or high speed paradise.