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September 14, 2016updated 23 Feb 2017 4:15pm

What is Megaupload?

Megaupload is a former online services company for file storage.

By Hannah Williams

Megaupload was once a popular file storage and sharing site.

Based in Hong Kong, the online services company was established in 2005 by Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz.

The site ran for around seven years before it was shut down and all domain names were seized on the grounds that the service was allegedly operating for the purposes of copyright infringement.

Megaupload ran a number of services including Megaupload.com, a one-click hosting site; Megapix.com, dealing with image hosting; Megavideo.com and Megalive.com, which hosted video; and Megabox.com, a music hosting service.

How popular was Megaupload?

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