MegaUpload Take Down Affecting Other File Lockers

Popular file-hosting services banning accounts and deleting files

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MegaUpload Take Down Affecting Other File Lockers
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The MegaUpload take down and resulting all out Internet war with Anonymous has other file lockers running scared.

TorrentFreak is reporting that many popular file hosting services are drastically limiting the services they offer or are just shutting down.

Filesonic, one of the biggest file sharing sites on the net, removed its rewards program and revoked access to files from third parties. In short, you can only download files that you uploaded yourself.

Fileserve, another major player, ended its reward program as well. It has also banned all third party downloads.

Users of Fileserve are reporting to TorrentFreak that they are having their files deleted and accounts banned for violating the site’s terms of service.

Uploaded.to took a more direct approach and banned all U.S. ISPs from accessing their Web site. This could be a move to remove itself from U.S. jurisdiction as the government shut down MegaUpload for having a server based in the U.S.

VideoBB and VideoZer, popular video streaming sites, are reportedly shutting down their rewards program and deleting massive amounts of accounts and videos.

Other file hosting services ending their rewards programs and deleting accounts include FileJungle, UploadStation and FilePost.

The major reason for all of this is that one of the reasons behind MegaUpload’s indictment was their rewards program that fed them money over the sharing of copyrighted files. File hosting services, even if they only serve legitimate users with business or persona files, don’t want to be considered targets by the federal government.

MegaUpload Take Down Affecting Other File Lockers
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  • Alex K

    SOPA + Adolf Hitler + South Park

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    Megaupload and Megavideo Banned and Shutdown by the FBI – (Updates) at http://wierdtech.com/megaupload-megavideo-banned-shutdown-fbi-detailed-review/

  • Bob Hart

    this sucks but filesonic really did have a GRIP of infringing content on it…regardless I personally hated both filesonic, megaupload, AND most of all hotfile…I used to have alot of my stuff on FS, but then their service went down to crap…then switched to hotfile, who’s servers crashed & lost ALL my files…then megaupload which omg i can’t believe what happened.

    now I have all my files on:

    …decent sized allowance, and it gives my users direct-links…which they love….so far, it’s been better than sonic, MU and HF COMBINED!!!

  • Bill D

    I only use DropBox. heres a link http://db.tt/YR5SilCX they are the most popular and legal file storage company. They will never be shutdown.

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