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!