The founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload said another sharing site is nearly complete and will be up by the end of the year.
Kim Dotcom, who still faces criminal charges and may be extradited to the United States over criminal copyright violation, said that 90 percent “on the new Mega” code was finished, reported The Associated Press.
Megaupload was one of the most popular websites before it was shut down by U.S. law enforcement, who allege that movie makers and music artists lost some $500 million in lost revenue to piracy. Dotcom and the company have said they have no responsibility for who uploads what to the website.
This week, U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady said that American officials still have the authority to bring copyright charges against Dotcom and Megaupload. The company has no branches in the United States, reported Reuters.
He said that a foreign company cannot “evade the jurisdiction of United States courts by purposefully failing to establish an address here,” according to the news agency.
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