Dotcom's new site Megabox almost ready
Kim Dotcom has started a new battle against US prosecutors and entertainment executives saying his new file sharing website is almost complete and it will be impossible for the US authorities to shut it down, like they did with Megaupload in January.
Dotcom confirmed Associated Press in a telephone interview that he has completed the 90% of his work on "new Mega" and "Megabox", a music site that he announced in June.
Despite he didn't revealed more details about the launch, his tweets described some aspects of the site, which will be hosted by servers outside the US. "Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming," he wrote.
Megabox will allow users to download music for free in exchange for accepting some advertisements and, 90% of the revenue will go to the artists. Besides, fans and artist will be able to do business without middlemen.
A promotional video posted by Dotcom on YouTube indicates Megabox will take advantage of social media tools to show trends and will allow users to upload their own music.
Dotcom's case never ends. Later September, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key requested an investigation in order to know whether the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) made illegal espionage on Dotcom. Later, Key publicly apologized for the spying actions.
US authorities are now trying to extradite Dotcom from New Zealand, where he's a resident, claiming he infringed copyright laws and that he earned tens of millions of dollars while movie makers and songwriters lost some $500 million.
The extradition hearing will take place in March 2013 and, if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in jail.
You can watch the promotional video of Megabox below: