17 more piracy sites to be blocked by UK ISPs
The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most of them MP3 search...
March 25, 2015
Many cyberlocker sites have seen traffic slide since October
Last October, a change to Google’s search algorithm started downranking sites that had generated lots of piracy takedown notices – a long-anticipated tweak by rightsholders. At the time, we noted that one rapid result...
March 9, 2015
Mega wants an apology for ‘grossly untrue’ cyberlockers report
Last week, we reported on the report from the Digital Citizens Alliance that claimed 78.6% of files on ‘direct download’ cyberlockers infringed copyright. One of those online storage services was Mega, and the...
September 23, 2014
Kim Dotcom’s album removed from Mega after IFPI takedown notice
This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’ was available to download...
September 4, 2014
Mega’s new CEO facing early challenge with money-laundering investigation
No, the cloud storage service founded by Kim Dotcom isn’t being accused of laundering money – but one of its key investors is. An investigation in New Zealand into the business affairs of William Yan – whose companies...
August 28, 2014
Mega blocked in Italy as Baboom hires music veteran as CFO
It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by indie distributor Eyemoon...
July 21, 2014
Mega CEO denies ‘wide-scale copyright infringement’
One of the highlights of yesterday's Copyright & Technology conference in London was an interview with Vikram Kumar.
October 23, 2013
Liveblog: Mega CEO Vikram Kumar talks cloud storage and copyright
Music Ally is at the Copyright and Technology conference in London this morning, and the first external speaker promised to make a few waves. Vikram Kumar is CEO of Mega, the cloud storage company that rose from the ashes...
October 17, 2013
Music Ally Report 328 – Mega Drive
In our cover feature, we speak to Vikram Kumar, the CEO of encrypted file transfer service Mega, about how his service works, why it is different from Megaupload, how he thinks the content industry will receive it (and possibly...
October 2, 2013
Mega has 5m users (but copyright infringers ‘don’t like’ it)
When Kim Dotcom launched Mega a year after his Megaupload online storage service was shut down, there was inevitable suspicion from creative-industry rightsholders. Yet eight months on, Dotcom has shifted his focus onto...
October 2, 2013
Mega appoints a new CEO
No, Kim Dotcom isn't the CEO of cloud storage service Mega, even if he's the public face (and mouth) of it.
February 8, 2013