Sunday, January 22, 2012

First was Megaupload. Now Filesonic and Uploaded.to have been taken down.


First was Megaupload the biggest file sharing site on the net. As you all know the feds had the owner and 6 others arrested and brought to the united states and are facing up to 20 years of jail.

Just after the SOPA/PIPA bill got put on hold. Which means it failed (not before Bill H.R. 1981 was pushed out of hiding, read my other post here)




Now the people over at Filesonic.com and Uploaded.to have taken down their own services in the United States most likely in fear of unjust prosecution like with what happened to Megaupload.

Go check for yourself. While not much can be found online yet, try to visit Filesonic or Uploaded.

Now why is this a problem? A lot of people actually pay for these services and now they lose out because of the feds and their crusade against the Internet.

Sure people pirate shit online but so what? If I go kidnap a person and use the road to drive them to a field to kill, should we ban roads? Lol..no.

I knew this would happen a while back. Cant wait to see what else goes down either by the hand of the government or the by the owners themselves from fear.



UPDATE:

MegaUpload (check out their website, big warning)
Closed.

FileServe
Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.

FileJungle
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

UploadStation
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

FileSonic
Sharing disabled. Closed affiliate program. Deleting files and accounts.

VideoBB
Closed affiliate program.

Uploaded.to
Banned USA IP addresses.

FilePost
Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)

VideoZer
Closed affiliate program.

4shared
Deleting multiple files.

23 comments:

  1. this is starting to get a little bad

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  2. Gutted about MegaUpload. I was pissed enough when NinjaVideo was taken down.

    F**k SOPA.

    GM x

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  3. This is really starting to look bad. Hopefully other file sharing sites do NOT follow suit!

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  4. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  5. If someone is going to download something illegally doesn't mean that they would buy it if it was their only option. Sigh...

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  6. and yet rapishare is untouched... I smell bribery and corporate espionage

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    1. If I remember correctly didnt they already get in trouble few years abck with the government or with MPAA/RIAA lawsuits? I know they went through some major changes and lost a lot of users because of it.

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  7. It's just plain sickening. I really like your road analogy. Spot on!

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  8. I kind of brushed off megaupload, but now that it's starting to spread I'm getting a little worried.

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  9. I hope mediafire doesn't go down!

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  10. oh noooo i hope media fire stays out of the line of fire :x

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  11. Life is changing. Feels bad, man.

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  12. This doesn't look good. But so long as we keep people aware of what is happening this will be stopped in it's tracks. Keep spreading awareness!!!

    Also, (this may seems a bit rash) but I hope companies like this start boycotting American IP addresses just as a protest for these stupid laws. Take all your servers out of the US and somewhere safe people! The US government can't be trusted on internet issues!

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  13. Jeez, not looking good. I hope we can keep up the fight! Make sure they don't get away with this!!!

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  14. Uggggh this is so terrible...... Well at least Filesonic is still online, just without filesharing enabled...

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  15. I'm so upset about this. :/ I agree, we shouldn't ban roads!

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  16. I'm just glad that mediafire is still standing tall.

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  17. Ridiculous. The worst part is, all of these sites have anti copyright rules in place, and are actively deleting files that are against copyright laws. However, with millions of files being uploaded daily, that is not that easy. In a fair court of law, the cases would be thrown out with that, although we all know that will never happen.

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  18. just download a hide Ip program to use uploaded.to
    I use Platinum Hide IP -change your ip address to any country and done :)

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