Kim Dotcom, now charged with copyright infringement, wire fraud, and racketeering related to his former site Megaupload, is pushing forward with plans for a new venture. Earlier today, Dotcom tweeted about Megabox, something he described before his arrest as "a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings." This is the first we've heard of Megabox since then, andTorrentFreak has confirmed with Dotcom that the project is "making progress."
The major Record Labels thought Megabox is dead. Artists rejoice. It is coming and it will unchain you. instagr.am/p/MHNAsPMkep/— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) June 20, 2012
Dotcom's work also apparently earned him a visit from tech luminary Steve Wozniak after his release on bail in February. A few hours before announcing Megabox, he posted a picture of the two together and mentioned Wozniak's support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF has been instrumental in fighting for the US Department of Justice to copy and return legitimate files to users of Megaupload. Dotcom himself is still assembling evidence, including a huge amount of Megaupload data.
MegaWoz. Great guy & supporter of EFF. EFF is helping to give Mega users their files back. Thanks Woz & EFF. instagr.am/p/MGyV4wskfq/— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) June 20, 2012