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File Sharing Sites Are Deleting Files And Blocking USA IPs

DRE

Well-known member
#1
MegaUpload/MegaVideo/MegaPorn
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
(Owned by Fileserve)
Can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.

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.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#4
File sharing isn't illegal. What some people choice to share maybe. But just because 1 or 2 bad apples pop up, doesn't mean everyone should be censored.

The smart thing to do would be to not use an American domain register or an american domain name and use offshore hosting. Proceed to developing avoiding anything Made or Hosted in The USA.

People want good jobs and a better economy in America, then tell your Government not to go censoring The Internet and making laws that make it harder to do business with America. If they will not listen, elect people who will. And if that doesn't work, revolt.

It's standard business and if you visit Webhostingtalk.com you'll see a surge of people, with legit business seeking to go offshore. Why would I do business in country "X" when it could be risky, unsafe, and could cost me more, when country "Y, W, and Z" will let me do it easily, safely, and cost me less?
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#5
FileServe

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
(Owned by Fileserve)
Can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.
All owned by FileServe ? Didn't know that.
Interesting.
 

Trekkan

Well-known member
#7
Never even heard of any of them.

If people are sharing legal files, there's nothing to worry about. If people are sharing pirated software, they'll just do it underground like they always have anyway. Crying because it's more difficult to find pirated software is just pathetic really.

I've been "online" for 30 years now, people that think they should be able to flaunt their disregard of others legal right to payment for their work, are simply wrong. Like anything in life, just because you don't have the money for it, doesn't mean you need it, deserve it or anything else. And... if someone really wants something, they'll figure out a way to steal it anyway.
 

D.O.A.

Well-known member
#8
looks like we're going back to the days where you download photoshop from someones ftp@4kbps in 785 separate rar files, and you have to recombine over a period of several days only to find 00.86.rar is corrupt.
That wasnt piracy, that was "dammit, imma just gonna buy it"
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#9
looks like we're going back to the days where you download photoshop from someones ftp@4kbps in 785 separate rar files, and you have to recombine over a period of several days only to find 00.86.rar is corrupt.
That wasnt piracy, that was "dammit, imma just gonna buy it"
Yea.
BTW, do you have MAME.all.ROMS.[20.gigs].r97 ?
:)

I miss the fserve / DCC send days.
IRC was fun. Netsplits. DDOS. /WHOIS ing newbies.
#movies-first on Dalnet will always have a special place in my heart.
installing my first IRCbot on some university server ... man that was fun.
Getting it to send movies to channel members ... well that was just priceless.
 

Sadik B

Well-known member
#11
I am finding this whole focus of US govt on internet worrying. File sharing / video streaming is obviously not illegal. But these sites are heavily used for sharing movies / tv series etc. However sites like Megavideo were extremely diligent about removing copyrighted content, so I see shutting them down as a show of force more than anything else. It's like someone wanted to make an example of them, which if true, is very disturbing. The bulk of illegal sharing happens on P2P and it is impossible to stop it unless you ban the entire p2p protocol on all ISPs which I don't see happening.

So speaking from a technology point of view, they will never be able to stop piracy unless they heavily censor the internet, which perhaps was the aim of SOPA. Either way, for someone who earns a living out of various websites, this is a very worrying development. I did not jump on the bandwagon and move my domains out of Godaddy etc. But watching the events unfold, I now have to start to consider non-US domain registrars and hosting. I have no illegal sites, and no illegal content sharing as such, but like everyone else I too would rather err on the side of caution than having to repent later.