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Mega Finds New Home, Dotcom Says 115

Posted by samzenpus
from the home-is-where-the-torrent-is dept.
hypnosec writes "Kim Dotcom has revealed that Megaupload's successor, Mega, which is reportedly launching on January 20, 2013, will be operating through a new domain name: Mega.co.nz. Through a tweet Dotcom announced that Mega has found a new home and that the new domain name is protected by the law. Dotcom also revealed that lobbyists won't be able to do anything about this, as 'judges are not influenced by politics in New Zealand.' Recent announcements about Mega's domain — Me.ga — didn't go as planned following a decision by the Government of Gabon to suspend the domain name. Dotcom had announced at the time that despite the blockage, Mega would launch as planned."
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Mega Finds New Home, Dotcom Says

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @01:29PM (#41957971)

    Seems like it is a bit belated.

  • time machine? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @01:31PM (#41957997)

    "..reportedly launching on January 20, 2012."

  • Re:time machine? (Score:5, Informative)

    by SydShamino (547793) on Monday November 12, 2012 @01:41PM (#41958115)

    We'll, it is reported to be launching on January 20, 2012. The report is just wrong.

  • by NewtonsLaw (409638) on Monday November 12, 2012 @04:58PM (#41959995)

    Back in 2003, I built the world's first DIY cruise missile in a garage here in New Zealand.

    When the media found out, they approached the government for comment and the Prime MInister of the day (Helen Clark) admitted that in doing this, I had broken no laws.

    Well when the US government found out what I'd been doing they were outraged and intense pressure was applied to the NZ government to shut down this low-cost-cruise-missile project.

    But how could they do that? -- after all, the PM had admitted I'd broken no laws in doing so.

    Well as we all (now) know, governments can do any damned thing they want and if they can't achieve their ends by fair means, they'll use foul ones.

    As a result, they "Caponed" me and used the NZ equivalent of the IRS to bankrupt me by coming up with all manner of "assessed" tax liabilities and breaching an agreement I already had in place.

    A local TV current affairs program did a piece on my plight:

    Part 1 [youtube.com]
    Part 2 [youtube.com]

    and you can see from that, just how governments are able to sidestep or force the courts to do whatever they want -- when there's an agenda involved.

    So Kim Dotcom ought to be very careful -- who knows what a savage dog will do when you back it into a corner?

    I've written a book about this chapter (and others) of my life but suffice to say I have had some issues with publishers who don't want to get involved in a case where it's obvious that the rulebook gets tossed out the door in favor of covering asses at high levels.

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