'New' Megaupload will be immune to raids, copyright infringement claims

Ben Parfitt
'New' Megaupload will be immune to raids, copyright infringement claims

The creators of Megaupload have vowed that its replacement will effectively be bullet proof.

US authorities ordered the closure of the file-sharing portal in January, but owners Kim Dotcom and Marthias Ortmann says that its replacement – simply called ‘Mega’ – will not be so easy to shift.

TorrentFreak reports that an AES algorithm will provide users with a unique description key that effectively allows them complete control of who can and cannot access the files in future.

A consequence of this is that Mega itself will have no knowledge or access to said files or their contents, thus deflecting any responsibility for potentially copyright infringing material.

A second security measure will see Mega hosting servers in a number of different countries. If police action leads to the closure of one set, the data will not be lost and users can simply access it from a different server.

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Tags: security , piracy , pirates , mega , file sharing , megaupload , kim dotcom

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