Kim Dotcom, whose property was recently raided by the New Zealand police and F.B.I in a spectacular ambush fit for a world class arms dealer, due to his controversial file hosting site, Megaupload, launched a new site in spite of his pending trial and the potential 20 years he faces. Dotcom, who is awaiting extradition, is seemingly unmoved by the charges. Mega, his new free file storage and sharing site, was flooded with traffic as soon as it launched yesterday, with more than half a million users lining up to register. “Legally it’s probably the most scrutinized Internet start-up in history,” Mr. Dotcom quoted to the New York Times. “Every pixel on the site has been checked for all kinds of illegal — potential legal challenges. We have a great team of very talented lawyers that are experts in intellectual property and Internet law, and they have worked together with us to create Mega.”

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