Dotcom Celebrates Anniversary of Megaupload Takedown With New Me.ga

The controversial Kim Dotcom has an interesting plan in commemorating the anniversary of the takedown of the equally controversial file sharing site, Megaupload.  On January 20 of this year, Megaupload was taken down and all files were made unavailable to users, concluding in the arrest of Dotcom and some of his colleagues.

Via Twitter, Dotcom announced that in January 20, 2013, a new Megaupload will rise and he promises that everything will be bigger, better, faster, stronger and safer.  The new site will go by the name “Mega”.

“This must be the biggest launch of a splash page ever. It’s not even the final site yet. Just a new domain & info :),” Dotcom tweeted.

If you type me.ga in your browser’s navigation bar, you will be dericted to a new file sharing site but it’s not yet operational.  You can sign up to be one of the first people to know when the site officially launches.

Dotcom claims that the new Mega will be safe from US prosecutors, as operations have changed to keep safe from prying eyes.

“The new Mega avoids any dealings with US hosters, US domains and US backbone providers and has changed the way it operates to avoid another takedown,” Dotcom describes the new site.

According to Dotcom, millions have already visited the new site, and even FBI agents can’t help but take a look at what they are up to.

“All FBI agents pressing reload hahaha….. We see their IP addresses. LOL!!!” Dotcom jeered.

As to how me.ga will oppearate, visiting the “How The New Mega Will Work” page, will inform you that “the new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly. You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us.”

And Mega users will no longer need to install Mega Manager on every computer they use, as “high-speed parallel batch uploading and downloading with resume capabilities are integral parts of the Mega website.”  In short, everything is in the cloud, and properly and securely encrypted and decrypted and only Mega users will see what’s inside the site.  The Pirate Bay took a cloud-optimized approach with their relaunch as well.

Dotcom is currently looking for hosting partners, API partners, and of course, investors.  Though Dotcom stated that they have raised sufficient funds for the launch of the site, they want to keep the site free to use for as long as possible.

This isn’t the first attempt in recreating the once glorious reign of Megaupload.  Back in June, Dotcom and Steve Wozniak announced that they are working together for Megabox, a music sharing site, that Dotcom was already working on before the whole Megaupload debacle.  Megabox would allow artists to sell their stuff and keep 90% of the earnings – this fact threatened the likes of Apple and Amazon which makes people believe is the root of why everyone’s targeting Dotcom.  Dotcom still hasn’t given up his plans for Megabox.

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