Kim Dotcom reveals Mega will offer 50GB of free storage, hopes to offer Megaupload data transfer

Kim Dotcom reveals Mega will offer 50GB of free storage, hopes to offer Megaupload data transfer

Kim Dotcom on Thursday used Twitter to reveal some interesting new tidbits in regards to his upcoming Mega service, which will be hosted at the New Zealand-based domain Two days before the service is to go live, Doctom says he plans to offer 50GB of free storage to all members and is also working on bringing over users’ Megaupload files and data, but has so far run into legal issues.

The new information came in five tweets. Everyone likes free stuff, so let’s start with that one first. Here’s the announcement:

This is a huge amount of free storage. It’s easily more than the 2GB offered by Dropbox, the 5GB by Google Drive, or the 7GB from Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Three of the tweets were focused on explaining how Dotcom and his team wanted to give premium status to former Megaupload premium users on Mega. Unfortunately, he says his lawyers told him that isn’t possible at this time, but they are “working on it.”

It’s not just user data that would be apparently transferred over. Dotcom tweeted that Mega was working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in court to give Megaupload users access to their files. The team of lawyers “will seek court permission” to make the transfer. If and when Dotcom gets legal approval, premium users will get their status and “more,” Doctom promises.

The last and most recent tweet is typical Kim Dotcom swagger promising a look at the future:

Mega will launch on January 20 during “a press conference like no other.” The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will of course be watching closely, especially given that it has referred to the Megaupload legal brouhaha as “among the largest criminal copyright cases ever.

See also – Kim Dotcom posts screenshots of upcoming Mega site: key generator, registration, and file manager and Kim Dotcom blames record label pressure as radio station cancels Mega ad campaign

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