Megaupload Successor Mega Won’t Use U.S. Hosters

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Megaupload may now be just a memory due to the U.S. government’s takedown of the controversial file sharing site in January. But that hasn’t stopped founder Kim Dotcom from planning a new site.

Dotcom most recently announced plans for the site’s sucessor. Simply named “Mega,” the founder promises it to be much improved from the original. He also has a way for it to surpass U.S. law.

“The new Mega avoids any dealings with US hosters, US domains and US backbone providers and has changed the way it operates to avoid another takedown,” Dotcom stated, according to the BBC.

Kim Dotcom and other former Megaupload operatives are currently facing the scrutiny of the U.S. Justice Department which has charged them with piracy, among other violations. Dotcom has defended himself with a lawyer previously saying his dilemma wasn’t unlike what YouTube faced in its early days.

Carpathia Hosting was previously one of the companies providing for the former Megaupload. The web host previously partnered with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an attempt to help users retrieve lost files.

“Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It’s coming,” Dotcom stated in September.