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Jan 19, 2012

Megaupload.com has Been Shut Down!

According to the Associated Press the worlds largest file-sharing sites, MegaUpload.com, has been shut down. As it stands right now, the website is completely inaccessible.

Federal prosecutors have accused the owners of Megaupload with violating piracy laws, possibly exceeding 500 million dollars in pirated content. One the 13th most popular website in the world, operating as a free file hosting service for any kind of content, Megaupload.com is potentially gone forever.

Megaupload.com staff claims they were always on top of complaints about material that might have been pirated, but for now the service and the content stored within are gone. Currently, there are no answers available as to whether or not the legitimate content stored there will be released.

For users who had previously used Megaupload, some alternatives to the service are RapidShare, MediaFire, DropBox, or Box.net

13 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is a real shame, I mean I used to use MegaUpload for everything, that's sad news indeed.

To Tipota said...

RIP Megaupload.. It was such a helpful tool. I'm hoping for a resurrection.

Adam said...

This was pre-Sopa too. I can't imagine how bad it will be if it passes

LoneIslander said...

I was just downloading a file off of there only an hour or two ago. Real shame. At least I still have my dropbox.

DWei said...

Hopefully it'll be back soon.

Don't they realize that even with Megaupload down we'll just go elsewhere to Stream videos? :\

Leon Kennedy said...

yikes, i may or may not have just watched the second season of a popular British tv series on there 2 days ago

Atley said...

well poo... now where am I going to get my NDS roms?

Heaven. said...

Sucks.

wheatgerm said...

thats crazy

gewrge wackinger said...

Holy shit... Imagine what will happen if SOPA passes...

MRanthrope said...

sucks. R.I.P. old friend.

KLJ said...

It's a sad, sad day when megaupload.com has been shut down. It was the only file-sharing service which I actually put money into. It shall be missed.

Lord Phrozen said...

It's not MegaUpload's fault that their users are uploading copyrighted materials. So why arrest the owner?