The argument between piracy and the need for online privacy is a longstanding one, and something that does not have an easy fix. It does not help, of course, that there are individuals and entities that promote piracy (or at least something along those lines) in the guise of protecting one’s privacy. This is a tangled issue, and we can only learn from what has happened in the past.
In the case of Kim Dotcom, notorious founder of Megaupload, which was shut down last year by the government of the United States, I am not sure if he has learned from his past experience or if he is just too stubborn and set in his ways.
He has been in the news recently (again), thanks to his new venture, MEGA. The successor of Megaupload, MEGA is also an online file sharing/storage service. It offers some very attractive points, not the least of which is 50GB of FREE storage. That is hard to resist, isn’t it? Of course, there is a monetization scheme involved as well, with premium plans starting at only $9.99.
The authorities are not too happy with the situation, though, as copyright issues have already cropped up, with complaints being filed. To learn more about MEGA, here is a handy infographic for your reference.