It seems Kim Dotcom’s new sharing website has met the same fate like its earlier shut-down version, Megaupload. Kim Dotcom it seems has always been in the news and his only just launched file sharing website has ended up now like its earlier “relative”. Unidentified users have already commenced a search engine that index numerous files uploaded on Mega and thus making it easier to find copyright-protected material.
It is only after 24 hours that the first news about existence of the third-party engine emerged, that Dotcom blocked the search engine. You won’t find Mega-Search.me anymore. If you try, you get a message reading that the engine is temporarily unavailable due to script created by Mega to remove all files numbered and listed in Mega-search and a solution will be made available shortly.
Mega is a new undertaking of Kim Dotcom and is structures to encrypt data and files stocked up on the service. A search engine for Mega appeared and it had an index of files stored on Mega, thus giving uses access to huge amounts of pirated content. Now that Mega has located the search engine, it is busy deleting the files.
The users need to add their files manually in order for the files to appear in the index. The people operating Mega.co.nz are not able to see what’s held on their servers and therefore Dotcom could not be held accountable for any copyright breaches.
The engine relied on a very easy technique, called crowdsourcing, to index files and encrypted them. Users were expected to submit names and links of the files they saved on their Mega clouds and they could transfer or download the file to their account .
While all signs point to French, it is still ambiguous as to who made the site. The site was listed on Jan. 20, the same day of the launch of Mega. Mega responded roughly less than a day once the news spread. Dotcom’s lawyer, Ira Rothken, commented that Mega was in no way involved with the website.