While the case against MegaUpload's owners may not be going so great, with the authorities constantly messing something up, at least the raid accomplished something, it wiped out MegaUpload off the face of the web.
Or at least, that seemed to be the case until now, even if Kim Dotcom is ultimately successful in proving his innocence, MegaUpload would have to stay closed until the legal dealings are over and that means appeals and appeals of appeals. It's going to take years.
But Dotcom may be bringing back MegaUpload sooner than anyone thought, or at least a version of MegaUpload. We already knew that he is working on MegaBox, the music service that's been in the pipeline for a while now.
But this is something new, he's now talking about a new "Mega" service, Mega 2.0 if you will, which will be bigger and better than MegaUpload ever was. What's more, it's going to be a lot harder to take down as the emphasis seems to be on a distributed network.
There aren't that many details at the moment, but Dotcom is inviting developers to request access to the upcoming APIs, which will be private during testing.
"Developers get ready. The Mega API will provide incredible powers. Our API and your Mega tools will change the world," he said on Twitter where he has been very active ever since he had internet "privileges" handed back to him.
"We are building a massive global network. All non-US hosters will be able to connect servers & bandwidth. Get ready," he added. "The new Mega will offer one-click-encryption of ALL your data transfers, on the fly, easy to use, free of charge, TOTAL PRIVACY!"
There's not much more to say about it. It seems that Dotcom is planning a service that will go beyond what MegaUpload offered, beyond simple file storage and sharing. That said, it remains to be seen whether his plans will come to fruition.
He's not the most reliable of people and he is prone to boasting. Beyond that, he's far from having escaped the charges against him and may not be able to finish the project even if he wanted to.
"They abused the wrong guy. I am going to turn this world upside down. Power to the people. Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom," Dotcom added. "Developers of up/download & file managers, email & fax tools, VOIP & video apps please email email@example.com for early API access," he ended his series of tweets.