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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom hailed a "massive" response Sunday to his new file-sharing service with half a million users registering within hours, a year after his arrest in the world's biggest online piracy case. 

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is pictured on February 22, 2012 leaving the North Shore court in Auckland. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom hailed a "massive" response Sunday to his new file-sharing service with half a million users registering within hours, a year after his arrest in the world's biggest online piracy case.

The mega.co.nz website, which replaces the outlawed Megaupload, went live at dawn ahead of a lavish evening party at the New Zealand-based Internet tycoon's Auckland mansion, on the anniversary of the armed police raid that saw him arrested and the site shuttered.

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