Dubbed by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as “one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever”, the shutdown of Megaupload appears to have sent waves no only through its user community but also other file sharing websites out there.
Filesonic disable file sharing after Megaupload case
Filesonic, an online storage service, voluntarily disabled file sharing between its users today. A sign went up on the company website with the following statement: “All sharing functionality on Filesonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.”
While it remains unclear whether Filesonic has offices in the US, the website does have the ability to allow users to operate in the same manner as Megaupload did. Megaupload for one is reported to have taken revenues of more than $500 million away from the entertainment industry, and evidence of this was shown from the seizure of multiple luxury cars, gadgets and other items from Megaupload members.
No word yet on whether Filesonic plans to restore its service back to normal however we wouldn’t be surprised if more file sharing websites follow the same cue over the next few days. We’ll keep you posted as more develops.