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Jan 23, 2012

In the Wake of Megaupload Crackdown, Fear Forces Similar Sites to Shutter Sharing Services?

The Feds put the smackdown on Megaupload and its whole executive team last week, charging the them with criminal charges for copyright infringement and racketeering in addition to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and money laundering. As a result, it appears that several other cloud locker companies have curbed their sharing ways to avoid similar DOJ entanglements.

FileSonic and Fileserve have eliminated file sharing from their service menus, and Uploaded.to is no longer available to those of us in the US. Naturally, none of these companies have said that Megaupload's legal problems are the reason for the changes, but the timing suggests it's more than mere coincidence.

5 comments:

Roman said...

I wonder what kind of compromise will be settled between sites and governments... And I hope there will a compromise, however the trend is not very optimistic for users at the moment...

YeamieWaffles said...

This MegaUpload thing is ridiculous buddy, that front page really angers me, here's hoping others don't get closed.

Potholderz said...

As long as they don't take away my Mediafire i could care less.

madmanic said...

Well you should care then if you don´t the just gonna take down one after another and then your precious mediafire will begone, too

MynameisEarl said...

Agreed with madmaniac, now ACTA is being signed by a lot of EU countries along with the US. God know how far this will escalate.