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Megaupload was a file sharing website founded in March 2005 by its founder and owner; Kim Dotcom. Its domain names were shut down by the US Justice Department for allegedly operating as an organinzation dedicated to copyright infringement. The left wing internet hacktivism group, Anonymous subsequently launched a number of denial of service attacks on websites belonging to the United States Government, the MPAA, among others.


  • A video sharing website known mainly for the uploading and sharing of copyrighted content such as movies and TV shows.
  • A photo sharing website, launched in late 2010 whose purpose it was to compete with other sites such as Photobucket and Flickr.
  • A live (broadcast internet TV) video streaming service which competed with, Ustream and Livestream. It is probable that copyrighted content was broadcast.
  • A audio file sharing service known for the uploading and sharing of entire music libraries and albums.
  • A pornographic video/image sharing service which focused almost entirely on "X Rated" content. It is probable that copyrighted content from major pornography distributors such as Playboy and Hustler were uploaded.

Video Quality

Most of the copyrighted content (popular movies and TV shows) that were uploaded were rendered in low bandwidth .AVI and .WMV format due to the bandwidth limitations imposed on the part of both the uploader and the downloader's internet connection.


Mega Manager

Mega Manager was a download manager that dramatically reduced the difficulty of downloading copyrighted content from its sites. In addition, it also contained sub-programs that allowed for the remote management of content that the user uploaded to any of its sites.


Megakey was an adware (advertising software) application that removed the infamous 90-minute viewing limit for non-paid users during "happy hour" periods. In exchange for this benefit, users agreed to supply demographic/personal data to third party enterprises and to allow for the opening of pop-up ads.


Filebox was an Adobe Flash app which could be embedded onto web pages via source code which allowed for the display of objects without actually having to navigate to the website itself.