The can be no doubt that Cyberlockers desire the ability to process payments through Paypal. No other payment system is as trusted by consumers worldwide.
Netload were terminated by Paypal last year after we gathered extensive evidence of their criminal behaviour.
However, it seems they did not learn from the experience of being denied Paypal, so they have decided to have another try, this time using the seemingly innocuous business name Antares Cloud Services Pte. Ltd.
However we have quickly acted to have their account terminated and they can no longer receive payments via Paypal.
We’d like to acknowledge the report provided to us via the Copy Control report piracy link which uncovered this deception by Netload.
Today Paypal took action to terminate it’s relationship with Hotfile.
Hotfile is one of the largest sites on the Internet. A site which has attracted criticism from numerous anti-piracy groups, rights holder associations and rights holders. Having been embroiled in litigation over allegations it encouraged and facilitated copyright infringement it should have expected this day to come.
Unfortunately it is too often the case that where we find a blatant disregard of copyrights we also find a blatant disregard of human rights.
Recently a young woman was raped in the presence of her partner on a bus in India, a crime which took the life of an innocent victim. The case sent shockwaves around the world as it was noted for it’s savagery and ferociousness. At the same time as the world condemned the mistreatment of women, Hotfile was busy allowing people to share content purporting to depict rape, torture, incest and bestiality.
While the MPAA was taking Hotfile to task for breaches of copyright, we took a holistic view of the systemic problems with the Hotfile service. After substantial examination and research we came up with one simple conclusion. Hotfile is a haven for the sharing of copyright and illegal content.
Paypal took the appropriate action against Hotfile and we would encourage any other payment processor considering doing business with this site to think twice before allowing Hotfile to continue.
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One other site accepting payments for Kim Dotcom’s new venture, Mega, is pay.mobi which appears to be nothing more than a front for the site.
UPDATE: 26th Jan 2013 – Pay.mobi no longer accepts Paypal payments for Mega Memberships
Clicking a payment button takes you to a checkout page where you are able to pay via a credit card third party payment processor or via Paypal
Like all of the resellers for Mega, we will be working toward shutting down payment methods for Mega.
New Zealand company Digiweb is accepting payments for Kim Dotcom’s new venture Mega via credit card and Paypal.
Below is a screenshot from the DigiWeb shopping cart showing credit cards and Paypal as payment options.
DigiWeb, like all other resellers for Mega, is providing payment processing facilities to Kim Dotcom to circumvent the likelihood that nobody would process payments for Kim Dotcom’s company directly.
We will be working to shut down all payment processing options for the new Mega.
Yet another Instra owned brand, Europe Registry, is processing payments for Kim Dotcom’s new venture Mega via Paypal.
Instra Corporation is using multiple brands to resell Mega services. Each of these brands all go through the same Paypal payment gateway.
We will be working to bring this arrangement to an end as swiftly as possible.
Another Instra owned brand, Europe Registry, is processing payments for Kim Dotcom’s new venture Mega via Paypal.
All payments through Paypal go through Instra Corporation’s Paypal account as can be seen below.
There is a very good reason Mega uses resellers, it’s because no payment processing company would directly work with Kim Dotcom after the MegaUpload case. Resellers of Kim Dotcom’s new service are taking a risk in providing him with payment processing as they themselves may find their payment processing arrangements shut down.
Only Domains are yet another company helping Kim Dotcom use Paypal to process payments for his new venture Mega.
Paypal have widely publicised guidelines when it comes to processing payments for file sharing services and we do not believe that Paypal will allow a situation to eventuate where companies can bypass those restrictions by reselling services to services which have not met with the approval of Paypal.
Below is a screenshot showing the Only Domains payment page for Mega.
Below is a screenshot of the Paypal payment page
We will be working to ensure that this thinly veiled payment processing arrangement is not allowed to continue.