After the U.S. Government dismantled Megaupload in January 2012, Kim Dotcom was forced to shift focus from serving customers to a high-profile criminal prosecution. He isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet, however.
In the midst of his ongoing legal case, marred by excessive authority and complete disregard for the legal process, Dotcom is working on the new Megaupload. According to the nefarious internet king, it’s nearly finished. The servers have been ordered, and investors are lining up. Dotcom tweeted:
Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It’s coming.
Dotcom has made other statements alluding to Megaupload 2.0, claiming it would include video games, fax tools, email, and other applications far beyond file-sharing capabilities.
Dotcom said he is working “24/7 with lawyers, developers, designers, investors & partners” to create the “ultimate” version of Megaupload, free of the legal controversies which blemished the previous version of the site. When asked if he was worried that the new Megaupload could face a similar fate as before, Dotcom replied “that will be IMPOSSIBLE. Trust me!”