Kim Dotcom has announced he is stepping down as director of the new file sharing service he launched called Mega. We’ve talked plenty about Kim Dotcom, the man who headed up Megaupload and found himself under serious legal assault by the United States over alleged copyright infringement. While Dotcom was fighting US authorities and trying to stave off being extradited to the United States along with other executives from his company, he has been working on launching new online services including Mega.
Dotcom announced that he would be stepping down as director of his new file sharing company in order to free up time to work on other projects. Mega was launched on January 20, 2013, about a year after the Dotcom mansion was raided. Mega has reportedly had early success and despite that fact, Dotcom will be stepping down in order to spend more time fighting his legal battle and to pursue political aspirations.
More interestingly, Dotcom will also be spending time working on the launch of a new music service he has planned. There are no details available on the music service at this time and even the name is being kept secret. The music platform was previously known as Megabox.
Dotcom reportedly has 22 developers working on his new music service at this time and reports indicate the service will launch in a few months. Dotcom has also apparently written a draft program for a new political party that he hopes to participate in elections in New Zealand next year.
I’m excited about the party and I’m confident that I can help make New Zealand a significant Internet economy player. Someone needs to lead New Zealand into the future. Unfortunately the current government doesn’t know what the future looks like.