Immediately after it launched, there was speculation that the new Mega was a front, a way for Dotcom to ignore US authorities and slip right back into the piracy game. Mega's lowest paid tier is a whopping 500 GB a month far beyond the needs of any ordinary user, but appropriate if youre trafficking in bootlegged blockbusters.
Of course it will be used in that manner.
But then is there any service like it that the same does not happen with?
We all know the names & what will be found where.
So theverge (or any other mag) can take the same article & change the name from mega to rapidshare or to whoever. It still all applies.
And of course there are "legitimate" hosters or are users who do want to use a particular host for legitimate purposes, but the majority want it for other reasons.
I would love to have a huge block of space in lala land to store, backup my stuff. And if it were on mega.co.nz or google or amazon or wherever makes no difference to me, so long as I'm able to access & use the service efficiently. (So far I haven't found that place.)
As far as the 500 GB, that is more marketing then anything else. 99% of users would never using anything near that. So if they "offer" that, it sounds great but for most its immaterial. May some use it, sure.