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Dotcom: Code for New Megaupload is 90% Complete

By - Source: TorrentFreak | B 24 comments

MegaUpload is on its way back.

It's been a wild year for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Things kicked off in January when his file-sharing site brought the weight of the FBI down on his shoulders. Since then there's been drama relating to almost every aspect of the case, from the raid that led to his arrest, to the terabytes of user data at risk of deletion due to frozen assets. However, it seems all of this has done little to deter Dotcom, as he is apparently preparing to get back in the saddle.

TorrentFreak reports that preparations for the new Megaupload are well on their way. Dotcom is quoted as saying the code is almost done and that servers were on the way. Speaking via Twitter, the Megaupload founder said:

"Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming."

Despite previous statements that the new site will be much bigger than the old one, it'll be interesting to see how users react to the new Megaupload. Though the piracy side of the site is impossible to ignore, many users of the old Megaupload site were using it to store legitimate content. Will they be able to trust the new site?

So far the timeline for launch of this new Megaupload is still under wraps. Dotcom hasn't even divulged the name for the new site. We'll let you know if we hear anything more!

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    spat55 , September 24, 2012 5:26 PM
    Sounds like a bit of a idiot, I did like megaupload though, it was great for people that wanted to watch TV shows that weren't shown in different countries. If I could then I would buy them for the quality, but if you can't get them any other way, then I don't class myself as a pirate...
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    nurgletheunclean , September 24, 2012 5:54 PM
    AlbyintWell wether or not the man is crazy doesnt mean that Megaupload should have been raided. I am glad he is trying to get back into the game. Government oppression sucks, I hope he can fight against it.

    The big problem is that governments are now just corporate mercenaries.
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    aoneone , September 24, 2012 4:46 PM
    muahahha and I will be ready to hit that torrent button as I please protected by ghostips, ghost browsers and an endless supply of anonymous tactics. TOOT on kim! TOOT on! ^_^
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    aoneone , September 24, 2012 4:46 PM
    muahahha and I will be ready to hit that torrent button as I please protected by ghostips, ghost browsers and an endless supply of anonymous tactics. TOOT on kim! TOOT on! ^_^
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    digiex , September 24, 2012 4:56 PM
    http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-readies-for-comeback-code-90-done-120923/
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    shloader , September 24, 2012 5:05 PM
    You'd think if he were to change any name... it'd be his first name. Maybe that's just americanized thinking but I can still count the number of guys I even know of with the first name 'Kim' on a single hand.
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    Albyint , September 24, 2012 5:16 PM
    Well wether or not the man is crazy doesnt mean that Megaupload should have been raided. I am glad he is trying to get back into the game. Government oppression sucks, I hope he can fight against it.
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    spat55 , September 24, 2012 5:26 PM
    Sounds like a bit of a idiot, I did like megaupload though, it was great for people that wanted to watch TV shows that weren't shown in different countries. If I could then I would buy them for the quality, but if you can't get them any other way, then I don't class myself as a pirate...
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2012 5:45 PM
    aftcomet,

    So then we should lock you u in Jail? Why? Because I don't like you. What? That isn't fair, or just, or right? Yeah, thought so. A alot of people don't like Kim Dotcom, but what the US government did to him is outrageous, and unjust!

    If we locked up people simply because "we didn't like them" then we'd all be in jail.
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    nurgletheunclean , September 24, 2012 5:54 PM
    AlbyintWell wether or not the man is crazy doesnt mean that Megaupload should have been raided. I am glad he is trying to get back into the game. Government oppression sucks, I hope he can fight against it.

    The big problem is that governments are now just corporate mercenaries.
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2012 6:19 PM
    ...and 5% debugged... good luck.
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    slicedtoad , September 24, 2012 7:11 PM
    ^Megaupload is a huge site, he hasn't coded 90% of it without testing. He probably coded the basic functionality, made sure it was rock solid and then starting adding features, testing each one.
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2012 7:19 PM
    Can't believe that people are on still on the FBI's side on this despite the facts that the search warrants have been proven to be NULL AND VOID, evidence was STOLEN by the FBI, the extradition case has all but FALLEN APART, and the US judge has pointed out that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a foreign company to be served with a criminal charge.

    It is nice to know, though, that the new MEGA will be bigger and badder than ever.
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    irh_1974 , September 24, 2012 7:20 PM
    The new site will be called:-

    whoateallthepies.fat
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    neiroatopelcc , September 24, 2012 10:23 PM
    shloaderYou'd think if he were to change any name... it'd be his first name. Maybe that's just americanized thinking but I can still count the number of guys I even know of with the first name 'Kim' on a single hand.

    I think it's a matter of americanizing. I'm from Europe and I don't know a single female named Kim. I know they exist, but I've never met one.
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    funguseater , September 24, 2012 11:47 PM
    aftcometI hate this bastard. Read up on him. Insider trading, embezzlement, and he changed his name legally to Dotcom.....He should be in jail.


    Sounds like every other successful business man then, only with a sense of humor.

    Fungi
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    opmopadop , September 24, 2012 11:50 PM
    His quote needs to be taken in context to the programming world. 90% done... 90% to go! Heaps more work left so don't expect anything soon.
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    kinggraves , September 25, 2012 12:14 AM
    Yeah, he's a pretty terrible person and most definitely knew what was going on. He was also wrongly charged in a way that goes against the methods the US legal system is supposed to work under. We don't convict people because they're seedy or obese, we convict people because we can prove they are guilty of crimes commited in our country, period. If Americans were better informed they'd be outraged that someone was unjustly railroaded for the benefit of the industry. Unfortunately Americans get their news from corp run media who spin the story that an evil pirate escaped capture today.

    It would be kind of funny if the MU customers filed a class action suit against the US government to recoup expenses now that it's clear taking the site down was unjust.
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    pliskin1 , September 25, 2012 12:42 AM
    spat55Sounds like a bit of a idiot, I did like megaupload though, it was great for people that wanted to watch TV shows that weren't shown in different countries. If I could then I would buy them for the quality, but if you can't get them any other way, then I don't class myself as a pirate...

    I agree, sometimes there's that situation where getting a physical copy just isn't worth the huge expense, and the media isn't offered digitally. That's the only time I ever consider "pirating" something.
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    dauntekong , September 25, 2012 5:32 AM
    YO! HO! YO! HO! The PIRATES life's for ME! AARRR! AARRR! AARRR! Where ever Dot goes!us Pirates will follow!
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    alidan , September 25, 2012 6:32 AM
    ill use it again, but storeing files as a digital locker... don't know if ill ever trust it to that extent again. i will use it as one of the places i store backups, but not the exclusive.
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