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Megaupload Founder Starts New Website

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Megaupload Founder Starts New Website

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Megaupload Founder Starts New Website

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The U.S. government last year shut down the file sharing web site Megaupload over charges of copyright infringement. It was a popular place for users to share pirated films and music. Over the weekend, the founder of Megaupload launched a successor to the site called Mega. The Justice Department hasn't commented yet, though the film industry has raised concerns.

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INSKEEP: OK, last year, the United States government shut down the file-sharing website Megaupload over charges of copyright infringement. That was a popular place for users to share pirated films and music. Over the weekend, the founder of Megaupload, the New Zealand tycoon Kim Dotcom, launched a successor to the site. It's called simply Mega.

The U.S. Justice Department has not commented yet, though the film industry has raised concerns here. The new site already claims to have over one million users.

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