Kim Dotcom is well known for running MegaUpload, his new venture Mega and thumbing his nose at rights holders world wide. However a Melbourne company is now helping Kim Dotcom by allowing their Paypal account to be used to process payments for Mega.
Instra obviously think they will make money from being a reseller of Mega, however the decision will most likely end up being a really bad one for them.
Given the history of MegaUpload, this is of great concern to copyright rights holders world wide. There would be little possibility of Paypal working directly with any Kim Dotcom owned file sharing business, however Instra Corporation doesn’t care about any of that.
If Kim Dotcom believes that he can avoid the scrutiny of major payment services by using this thinly veiled reseller scheme then he is sorely mistaken.
Interestingly Kim Dotcome tweeted the following last year:>
The world needs online payment alternatives to US based Credit Cards & Paypal. Send me your suggestions and ideas: [email protected]
It is likely that Paypal have not approved this arrangement and it is less likely that Paypal will allow this arrangement to continue as it has strict guidelines for File Sharing services which are probably not being adhered to.
We will begin working from today to ensure that no reseller of Mega is able to process payments through Visa, Mastercard or Paypal.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As Mega prepares to launch their new cloud storage service on January 19, 2013, Instra Corporation – a global domain name registrar – is primed to provide expert product, billing and technical support services to mega.co.nz users in anticipation of dramatic new global demand for the Mega service.
According to Instra CEO, Brian Clarkson, “The new Mega promises a revolution in online privacy with one-click encryption for every user, creating a secure online cloud storage service for internet users across the globe.”
During the launch phase, Instra will be assisting in day-to-day operations, providing all front-line technical support for any and all related products and services.
According to Tony Lentino, CEO of Mega, the new cloud storage service will bring immediate economic value to New Zealand in the form of new jobs as it grows the Mega venture.
About Instra Corporation Pty. Ltd.
Formed in 1997, Instra Corporation is a privately-owned company based in Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand, Instra has expanded its initial domain name business from New Zealand and Australia into a leading, world-wide domain registrar.
Instra Corporation supplies over 300+ country domains worldwide and has direct accreditations with over 100 registries. Many companies and household brand names from around the world take advantage of Instra’s unique and sophisticated Domain Management System to actively manage their online intellectual property. Our customers come from over 160 different countries.
CEO Instra Corporation
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