Kim Dotcom, creator of the now-banned file-sharing website Megaupload, commented about his new website and mentioned that it was not a reprisal against U.S. authorities who raided his home, closed Megaupload.com and seized his computers, he now faces jail time if found guilty of online piracy.
Dotcom mentioned in an interview that his new site, Mega.co.nz, obeys the law and he warned that any attempt to shut it down would be pointless.
“This is not some kind of finger to the U.S. government or to Hollywood,” Dotcom said to Reuters. “Legally, there’s just nothing there that could be used to shut us down. This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors,” said Dotcom, as he compared his website to other cloud storage companies.
Dotcom says Mega is a different animal than Megaupload, because the new website allows users to manage closely which users have access to their uploaded files. Megaupload allowed any web surfer to search the site for files which allegedly contained copyrighted content.
“I am going to be more of a person that wants to help to make things better and help internet innovation to take off without all these restrictions by governments. That is going to be my primary goal if this business is successful.” He said.
We have seen the rise of new cloud based store sites in recent years and it has become one of the best and cheapest ways to store and share files online, the popularity of these services is growing and with it the concerns about online piracy also grows. What do you think?