Kim Dotcom, former chief of Megaupload, has promised that disruptive music service Megabox will launch this year.
On Twitter, Kim Dotcom sent out the following messages to over a hundred thousand followers:
Dotcom, real name Kim Schmitz, is currently embroiled within a legal battle concerning his former cyberlocker site Megaupload and authorities from the United States. Among other charges, the former Megaupload chief is being accused of facilitating “massive worldwide online piracy”, racketeering and money laundering, which has cost “over $500 million in damages and earned over $175 million in profit”.
Despite a looming extradition and numerous charges, Dotcom seems determined to launch Megabox this year, claiming it will be “unstoppable”.
Revealed last year by TorrentFreak, the Megabox platform is designed, at least in theory, to turn the media industry on its head. Due to be hosted on domain Megabox.com, the service will allow “artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings.”
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