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FileSonic disables file sharing in wake of MegaUpload arrests

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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FileSonic disables file sharing in wake of MegaUpload arrests



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Following the MegaUpload shutdown and indictments last week, FileSonic, one of the Internet's most popular file-sharing services, has disabled its sharing functionality.

The service can "only be used to upload and retrieve files you have uploaded personally," according to a note posted on the site's home page. FileSonic also suspended its affiliates rewards program, which paid users when people downloaded their files.



The site offered no official explanation for the abrupt change, but some users blame the MegaUpload action for creating an atmosphere of fear in the file-sharing community.



FileSonic disables file sharing after Megaupload shutdown
Filesonic Removes Ability To Share Files




posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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MediaFire CEO: Unlike Megaupload, our business model isn’t built on piracy


But Derek Labian, CEO of popular cloud-based file-hosting site MediaFire, told VentureBeat in an interview today that he isn’t too concerned about the government going after his company because, unlike Megaupload, MediaFire doesn’t incentivize piracy.

“We don’t have a business built on copyright infringement.” Labain said. “Like many other cloud-based sharing services like Box.net and Dropbox, we’re a legitimate business targeting professionals.”



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Any word from Mediafire, Rapidshare, Oron, Filesmonster and Filefactory?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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Please continue the discussion in one of the existing threads such as this one or this one.

Thank you.

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