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Mega-search.me, search engine for Mega – full of pirated content

Posted at 31 January 2013 16:05 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A search engine for the recently launched Mega appeared. The search engine has an index of files stored on Mega and gives access to large amounts of mainly pirated content. Mega has discovered the search engine and is actively deleting the files. In order for files to appear in the index, users need to manually add their files.

Mega is a new venture of Kim Dotcom and is designed to encrypt files stored on the service.This means that the people running Mega.co.nz are unable to see what’s stored on their servers and Dotcom hopes that it this way cant  be held responsible for any copyright infringements.

His former filesharing service MegaUpload was closed by the entertainment industry because it allegedly was used for distributing pirated content.  Dotcom claims that currently 50 millions files are stored on Mega. He also claims that 0,001% of them infringe copyright and have been taken down by copyright owners. A public index of pirated files totally ignores the encryption and could get Dotcom in trouble again. That’s probably the reason Mega is actively deleting files appearing in the index.

It’s unknown who the owners of The Mega-search.me website are but it seems to be run by France based webmasters. The site serves French advertisements and more French sites are hosted on the same server. The domain information which would normally reveal the owners is blocked by usage of a domain privacy company.

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Zzyzxroad
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 31 Jan 13 23:48
    Besides the top bar and the file catergories, the website is blank on both browsers.

    I guess they really DID delete all pirated content.
    xorsists
    MyCE Senior Member
    Posted on: 01 Feb 13 01:44
      It appears to me that kim dot com probably owned the site just a guess because the page is not even accessible to see anything, or the owner of the site was forced to shut it down do to legal threats I don't know which.

      Kim.com just launched the site Mega and already the pirates are using it looks like another raid from the USA if this keeps up.
      tmc8080
      MyCE Resident
      Posted on: 05 Feb 13 01:52
        I'm confused, why honor takedown notices if they put the owner's life in jeopardy by their insistance upon raiding his home in Australia?!?

        Can't undersand why these countries are so easily made into copyright puppet countries.. you locals need to stand up to this rule of law by proxy hypocriscy..
        _chef_
        MyCE Resident
        Posted on: 05 Feb 13 22:03
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Zzyzxroad
          Besides the top bar and the file catergories, the website is blank on both browsers.

          I guess they really DID delete all pirated content.
          ...only when JS is disabled.

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