Mega Launch Date Announced, Already Getting Millions of Hits

Despite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom being warned by the U.S. government not to launch his successor to the now-defunct file-sharing site, he has announced a release date for the new service, as well as launching a holding page that has already received a substantial amount of traffic, apparently.

Dotcom said the holding page which is hosted at Me.ga was already enjoying "millions" of hits. Mega itself will launch on January 20, 2013 -- exactly one year after his arrest by New Zealand authorities that was managed by the United States government.

A considerable percentage of the the visits Mega's holding page was receiving derived from U.S. authorities. "All FBI agents pressing reload hahaha... We see their IP addresses. LOL!!!" he tweeted.

"In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software," said a message on Mega's holding page. "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."

Dotcom said in an interview with Reuters that content owners such as film studios may receive direct access to users' uploaded files "if they agree not to make us responsible for actions of users".

Mega's servers, expectantly, will not be hosted within the United States. The holding page urges more investors to inject their cash into the service. "We have raised sufficient funds to cover the launch, but we would like to provide Mega free of charge for as long as possible."


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  • echondo
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.


    There is a LOT more piracy on consoles than on PC, at least in my eyes. All you have to do is find the .iso or image of the game disc, crack your DVD drive in your xbox with a simple program, and load the game up. You can play online with the game as well, Halo 4 is already pirated and being played as we speak for the past week and Halo 4 isn't released until Nov. 6th.

    You obviously have NO IDEA what you're talking about.
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  • accolite
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    You realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?


    Dont speak of what you know nothing of!!!

    To assume you would of made money off of something that was pirated is just a excuse or should I say to blame for poor products not selling well because of their lack ofquality.
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  • Anonymous
    Games that DONT get milked and are of poor quality, who can you blame for wanting to "Pirate" it.

    If you want to blame anyone, blame the masses of iditic nimrods who buy these crappy, poor quality F (Fail quality) games, music, and movies. If Dipshits keep buying low quality goods, they will continue to produce it (Look at mcdonalds, and all the other Crappy food products aswell)
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  • acadia11
    I hope it's a pirate haven, shoe can flip off the studios.
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  • Anonymous
    I have never used Megaupload. I found the ads to be intrusive and downright unsafe, worse than those generic porn sites if I do say so. Sure you can get adblock but with ads like that then what does that say about security. I 1000 times prefer mediafire.
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  • panini
    acadia11I hope it's a pirate haven, shoe can flip off the studios.


    You realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?
    Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.

    If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.
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