The Megaupload saga continues: Filesonic & Fileserve disable file-sharing

By on January 23, 2012
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Two popular filesharing service close doors after Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.

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Looks like the shutting down of Megaupload has created a ripple effect that has only just started. First, uploaded.to shut down its doors for US traffic. Now, two popular filesharing website bite the dust.

 

Filesonic, a recent but pretty popular filesharing service, has overnight not only removed their incentive for file uploading program but have also disabled file sharing in general, which means that users can now upload files but cannot share them with anyone else other than themselves. Fileserve is another superior file sharing service that has proceeded to do the exact same thing, fearing the same outcome of Megaupload now that the owners are facing trials.

This is probably what the FBI wanted with closing down of Megaupload – the internet is such a thing that everyone climbs the bandwagon of a money-making strategy but once it faces its consequences so publicly, they retreat. And looks like that’s what’s happening here.

We’ll keep you updated on development.

http://www.neowin.net/news/fileserve-closes-reward-program-terminates-accounts


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