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Filesonic is down for the count, cyberlockers falling left and right

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2012 23:16 User comments (32)

Filesonic is down for the count, cyberlockers falling left and right Following this week's mega news (no pun intended) of Megaupload being shut down by the DOJ, other cyberlockers are starting to fall, starting with popular service Filesonic.
The service has disabled the ability to share files, making the, erm, file-sharing service completely useless except for cloud storage of your own files.

Additionally, many of the site's biggest uploaders have been banned and had their files deleted, as it seems Filesonic is quickly trying to remove evidence of piracy.

Although unconfirmed, Fileserve is said to be doing the same to its uploaders, as cyberlockers run and hide in the wake of the Megaupload takedown.

One, Rapidshare, says they are not worried as "file hosting itself is a legitimate business." Rapidshare has been around for many years now, and is considered a grandfather of file sharing.

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32 user comments

122.1.2012 23:40

Even legal files are inaccessible. What a crock..

223.1.2012 0:26
jj3122
Unverified new user

the start of the cyber worldwar I... that puts the free world up against the us gov. and their associated greedy CEO's and board members of entertainment groups that motivates/directs the us gov.--there will be a lot of collateral damage... much more than presently being claimed as losses by the entertainment comp. and special interest groups--battles will be won by the gov. but the war in the end, ....by the people and free world....the overall result, no net gain

323.1.2012 0:27

That's a shame. I often used Filesonic. This is why I always knew the life time membership was for suckers. I only join these site 1-2 months at a time here and there.

423.1.2012 1:28

I'm sure they are not going to refund those who subscribed to unlimited download either. I assume they will be gone altogether before long since they no longer have any reason to exist. You can store info at many cloud places for free.

523.1.2012 7:55

Fileserve has gone to cloud storage only also. Bummer. Wonder if any of the others are worth buying into...a month at a time though!

623.1.2012 8:09
darkempress
Unverified new user

Originally posted by pdl2mtl90:
Fileserve has gone to cloud storage only also. Bummer. Wonder if any of the others are worth buying into...a month at a time though!
I'd try hitfile, as far as i know it's Russian so I don't think the American's can touch it.

723.1.2012 8:27

This is going to go on for a few days at least,so save your money.Wait on getting any new accounts...IMO

823.1.2012 9:11

Quote:
Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation.

Recently on FOX News former Senator Chris Dodd said (as quoted on news site TechDirt), "Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake," This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the "above the law" status people of Dodd's position and wealth enjoy.

We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.
link

923.1.2012 9:57

i think its a joke what there doing any 1 no where i can stream tv shows as i used to get them from fsonic anything will do thx....

1023.1.2012 10:09

good for Rapidshare. Tell the U.S. to GO F YOURSELVES!!!! (I'm in the U.S.)

On another note.......many of these are where I get my free Android apps cause I ain't payin' no buck or 3 bucks for apps........PERIOD. God granted me the knowledge and know-how to circumvent "paying". Don't blame me.........blame the big man upstairs. I'm just the messenger.


I got one message.....HOST YOUR SERVERS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT CARES LESS ABOUT US.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Jan 2012 @ 10:12

1123.1.2012 12:52

This is all now starting to get real interesting... And here I've been ranting about the "cloud" BS & that whole operation as being a pretty shite option for backing up anything.

If this sudden 'legalized' implosion by the DoJ isn't a clear indication of my "the light going out" then I don't know what is. I personally wouldn't put my data on anything I couldn't tangibly put my hands on. Seeing as the good ol' US of F*d-up A seems to extradite from just about anywhere under the auspices of copyright infringement, sticking your data in another country doesn't cut it anymore.

It's a huge class war out there despite what some may think. As the economy starts to get bleaker, the richer will start to lose their grip on both the poorer & reality and as such, will turn our society more & more into a police state; seeing as they too own/pay for our 'protection'.

As you may also see, whose protection & protection of what almost certainly becomes a debate of semantics. Consider this retribution or a swinging of the pendulum for the public's voice on SOPA/PIPA folks.

Now what do we have to say in reply?


1223.1.2012 13:14

I guess I should take down my xmas vids of my kids, that accidentally happened to have Transformers on my TV in the background before, Hasbro sues me for not asking permission to turn on my TV first.

1323.1.2012 13:56

Originally posted by Mysttic:
I guess I should take down my xmas vids of my kids, that accidentally happened to have Transformers on my TV in the background before, Hasbro sues me for not asking permission to turn on my TV first.
I don't know if I should laugh at the irony or be shocked by a true story you're telling...?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Jan 2012 @ 14:51

1423.1.2012 14:19
Yell
Unverified new user

what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...

1523.1.2012 14:36

Originally posted by Yell:
what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...


Torrents are safe its better than limewire you just have to get on a private site that is all

1623.1.2012 16:22

Originally posted by Yell:
what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...


Torrents are safe.
On another note, MediaFire is without a doubt my favorite hosting site. Fingers crossed that it stays alive!

1723.1.2012 17:22

Originally posted by Yell:
what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...


Usenet then torrents. Although the bulk of my downloads have been from torrents lately. Hey IRC may make a comeback. I have a friend to still swears by IRC.

1823.1.2012 18:31

Originally posted by Memnock:
Originally posted by Yell:
what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...


Usenet then torrents. Although the bulk of my downloads have been from torrents lately. Hey IRC may make a comeback. I have a friend to still swears by IRC.
OMG BACK TO THE FSERV'S old school irc fsck them XDCC's :P @triggers !list ahhh the memories :P now to find my old fserve browser script

1923.1.2012 18:59

Quote:
I don't know if I should laugh at the irony or be shocked by a true story you're telling...?
LMAO both; it's true I have uploaded my kids xmas day so that their grandpa could see it. And it's true I did not ask Hasbro permission, nor did I edit or black out Transformers on the TV. But i have heard of a case in Chicago last year where a woman was getting sued over having a clipping of a movie at a party she had in a theater, claiming piracy. It didn't pan out obviously but yea... In case that crap happens again, I removed my uploads.

My only wish was that I had removed all my uploads on MU before it was taken down. No telling now if the US gov't will turn around and cease credit card information of would be "pirates" and start pressing individual charges.

However I always said if they wanted to stop this issue, it's best done at the source, so here's to hoping they are satisfied with their current greed. Not likely, but hope anyways.

2023.1.2012 19:12

Originally posted by prutsos:
Originally posted by Yell:
what are going to be our alternatives to download?
Torrents are unsafe.
Cyberlockers are dead
Usenet?

Tell me what you think...


Torrents are safe its better than limewire you just have to get on a private site that is all
Incorrect! you are not safe on any torrent whether public or private,it's the nature of the beast,the sniffer software that's used knows where you live,chanting "the power of christ compells you" won't save you..seriously tho my first few words stands,every torrent can be tracked by them don't kid yourself into thinking otherwise,my source is from interviews on tv & talk back radio with persons in the industry directly related to piracy & illegal up & downloading.As for limewire/frostwire it allows persons anywhere to explore your sharing folder if you haven't set it so that can't be done,haven't you seen the explore button when downloading with it,it's there to explore the uploaders files,very freaky i've used it a few times a few years back before dumping it for utorent

2123.1.2012 19:15

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
I don't know if I should laugh at the irony or be shocked by a true story you're telling...?
LMAO both; it's true I have uploaded my kids xmas day so that their grandpa could see it. And it's true I did not ask Hasbro permission, nor did I edit or black out Transformers on the TV. But i have heard of a case in Chicago last year where a woman was getting sued over having a clipping of a movie at a party she had in a theater, claiming piracy. It didn't pan out obviously but yea... In case that crap happens again, I removed my uploads.

My only wish was that I had removed all my uploads on MU before it was taken down. No telling now if the US gov't will turn around and cease credit card information of would be "pirates" and start pressing individual charges.

However I always said if they wanted to stop this issue, it's best done at the source, so here's to hoping they are satisfied with their current greed. Not likely, but hope anyways.
You've got a point there mystic,everyone's files are there for the taking & viewing by the authorities,you better pray you have no porn on there :p

2223.1.2012 21:54

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
I don't know if I should laugh at the irony or be shocked by a true story you're telling...?
LMAO both; it's true I have uploaded my kids xmas day so that their grandpa could see it. And it's true I did not ask Hasbro permission, nor did I edit or black out Transformers on the TV. But i have heard of a case in Chicago last year where a woman was getting sued over having a clipping of a movie at a party she had in a theater, claiming piracy. It didn't pan out obviously but yea... In case that crap happens again, I removed my uploads.

My only wish was that I had removed all my uploads on MU before it was taken down. No telling now if the US gov't will turn around and cease credit card information of would be "pirates" and start pressing individual charges.

However I always said if they wanted to stop this issue, it's best done at the source, so here's to hoping they are satisfied with their current greed. Not likely, but hope anyways.
You've got a point there mystic,everyone's files are there for the taking & viewing by the authorities,you better pray you have no porn on there :p
Meh, porn is over-rated lol. I gotta hot enough wife anyhow, who feels a hella of a lot better on me than my hand does.

2423.1.2012 23:39

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Meh, porn is over-rated lol. I gotta hot enough wife anyhow, who feels a hella of a lot better on me than my hand does.
Menopause got mine... I have to look at everybody else's wife now...

And for shite's sake that was a joke! I don't know anybody's wife in here & there's no accounting for timing in a forum!!!

2524.1.2012 9:30

Originally posted by darkempress:
Originally posted by pdl2mtl90:
Fileserve has gone to cloud storage only also. Bummer. Wonder if any of the others are worth buying into...a month at a time though!
I'd try hitfile, as far as i know it's Russian so I don't think the American's can touch it.
Well, Megaupload wasn't in the US either..... Just saying.

2624.1.2012 11:49
Whattanig
Unverified new user

how can 1 country control all country's businesses except to get money back from there own businesses they have stock and control in?

2724.1.2012 12:00

Originally posted by Whattanig:
how can 1 country control all country's businesses except to get money back from there own businesses they have stock and control in?
My cerebellum fused just slightly... You might want to expand on your question just a bit... or are you making a rhetorical statement that the US is getting into the business of other countries again?

Just to blather slightly, I'm figuring there's a whole new ball game being played with copyright laws here in the US that even 'we' don't know about & we're stretching our wings with it.

That is my pure & total, unbridled guess to it at this moment.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jan 2012 @ 13:53

2824.1.2012 13:44
Stoptheregistration
Unverified new user

How could this even happen so much control so much power to destroy freedom so easily in the hands of the u.s. government absolute power corrupts absolutely

2924.1.2012 17:42

Originally posted by Stoptheregistration:
How could this even happen so much control so much power to destroy freedom so easily in the hands of the u.s. government absolute power corrupts absolutely
Because as yet there is no policy in place in the U.S that makes all contributions go through a separate entity,that then distributes the money to who it was intended for,thereby making the recipients ignorant of who's paying what & that's exactly how it should be,instead it appears the U.S Gov is run by corp's & politicians are there to do their bidding,somethings seriously wrong regardless,corruption to me is an understatement in their case

3024.1.2012 20:07

Originally posted by ahiah9:
Originally posted by darkempress:
Originally posted by pdl2mtl90:
Fileserve has gone to cloud storage only also. Bummer. Wonder if any of the others are worth buying into...a month at a time though!
I'd try hitfile, as far as i know it's Russian so I don't think the American's can touch it.
Well, Megaupload wasn't in the US either..... Just saying.
Yeah, but Russia is a borderline an enemy of the US. They certainly don't care about US copyright law. There's no extradition treaties with the US. Someone could be wanted for murder in the US, and if they were in Russia the US could not touch them.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2012 @ 1:06

3127.1.2012 13:47

Quote:
Notcow
Torrents are safe.
On another note, MediaFire is without a doubt my favorite hosting site. Fingers crossed that it stays alive!
I don't know man. I tried to 'get some items' there the other day and everyone I found was inaccessible in one form or another. My files were okay, but I couldn't get anyone else's. :(
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2012 @ 13:48

Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

3230.1.2012 18:02

Originally posted by hearme0:
good for Rapidshare. Tell the U.S. to GO F YOURSELVES!!!! (I'm in the U.S.)

On another note.......many of these are where I get my free Android apps cause I ain't payin' no buck or 3 bucks for apps........PERIOD. God granted me the knowledge and know-how to circumvent "paying". Don't blame me.........blame the big man upstairs. I'm just the messenger.


I got one message.....HOST YOUR SERVERS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT CARES LESS ABOUT US.
Rapidshare (German then Swiss owned?) went through this a little over a year ago and WON in a German court case, they just were forced to remove the "rewards" program where they paid you per x amount of money per files downloaded, or they offered to, not sure about that, which is what these latest one's, including filesonic, were doing. That seems to be biggest concern, people actually profiting from these downloads of their kids pix etc. I also was advised to stay away from any "cyberlocker" or hosts, that have a .com address, as that may indicate US-based. Turbobit.net still alive and well as is depositfiles. Filesonic owned by somebody from Hong Kong, I think they, and Fileserve, also overseas owned just saw a chance to keep everybody's money and took it. One-time windfall but apparently worth it to them. At least Rapidshare didnt take the money and run, still same as it ever was except for paying out. Read they even give out "rapids" which are used to buy time at Germany's version of mini-marts. So if you just want to share files with friends, rapidshare has gone through a court case and is a safe bet, and they've been around for years. If you're looking to get your money back, don't go there.
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