Kim Dotcom’s MEGA: Piracy or Privacy?
Kim Dotcom’s MEGA platform is nothing like his original MegaUpload.com platform. The system is highly encrypted, operates in the cloud, and is completely decentralized outside of the United States in order to avoid possibly illegal take-down attempts.
What the company reveals is that MEGA has only received take-down notices for 0.001% of the 50 million files that have been uploaded so far (50 requests per day). In comparison, Google deals with more than 450,000 daily take-down notices.
MEGA has also been vigilant in stopping piracy. Just one day after MEGA-search.me launched, the company put into place measures to stop that piracy, blocking the search engine and removing illegal links that the search engine pointed at.
In one case, a Mega user was handed a $616 fine for illegally shared Rihanna and Hot Chelle Rae songs under the Skynet anti-piracy regime.
With 500 uploads every second and 25 times more free storage than Dropbox, MEGA appears poised for great success.
I have been personally testing Mega.co.nz since the moment of launch, and I have been greatly impressed to learn that the services upload and download speeds have vastly increased after its day one launch.
MEGA still has a ways to go before it catches up to Dropbox and possibly receives the same type of legitimate treatment. In the meantime, Kim Dotcom’s MEGA service is breaking user acquisition records while providing a service that customers genuinely appear to love.
Here is the full MEGA: Piracy or Privacy infographic: