Megaupload is a leading provider of online storage and web hosting services. We offer ad-financed free and affordable premium online storage/remote backup capacity, plus sophisticated uploading and downloading tools.
Why should I use Megaupload?
Whenever you need to send a file that is too large for e-mail, Megaupload can help. If you need secure remote storage capacity for off-site backups, Megaupload offers solutions for you. If you want to access personal data from a variety of computers and don't want to carry around a USB stick, Megaupload is a perfect way of doing so. If your bandwidth demands exceed what your regular web hoster is capable of delivering, you can distribute your digital merchandise using Megaupload's powerful global server network.
Who uses Megaupload?
Everyone. Millions of people from all walks of life in over 250 countries and territories. Students, professional business people, moms, dads, doctors, plumbers, insurance salesmen, mortgage brokers, you name it.
What is Megaupload's stance towards abuse?
Recently, we have drawn some flak over our sites allegedly serving the sole purpose of mass copyright breach. Since some of the allegations are grotesquely overblown, we would like to put things into perspective.
Megaupload is a so-called "cyberlocker" and allows its users to conveniently store and transmit any kind of data from anywhere, to anywhere. We provide connectivity between end users and storage capacity in the cloud, but no content - just like e.g. ADSL providers and hard drive vendors. As such, Megaupload provides a multi-use tool, just like an e-mail account, a USB stick, or the Internet as a whole - it can be used for legitimate and illegitimate purposes alike. In fact, most public Internet services, including backbone carriers, could not exist if the law did not protect them from liability for abuse committed by their users, as long as they fulfill specific requirements, such as the timely processing of abuse notices. Furthermore, legal (ECPA) and technical (encryption, obfuscation) provisions exist that make it both illegal and pointless for a service provider to eavesdrop on the communication traversing their facilities.