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Filesonic halts all file sharing after Megaupload takedown

Along with more Megaupload arrests
Mon Jan 23 2012, 11:07

CLOUD STORAGE OUTFIT Filesonic has put a stop to all file sharing in the aftermath of the Megaupload takedown.

The popular 'cyberlocker' web site has not released a full announcement on the situation but presented users with a short message on its homepage. Megaupload's web site has been shut down and seven people associated with it arrested for alleged money laundering, racketeering and copyright infringement.

Filesonic Homepage

The message tells users they can now only use the web site only to upload and access their own files. It has also stopped its reward scheme that saw users earn money each time one of their files was downloaded.

Hacktivist group Anonymous tweeted on the subject:

Like Megaupload, Filesonic is based in Hong Kong and possibly has servers in the US too, according to Torrentfreak. It's unclear whether the firm has something to hide or whether it's just erring on the side of caution.

In the meantime a judge in a New Zealand court dealing with the Megaupload case has delayed the decision on whether to grant bail to the founder, Kim Dotcom. The judge's ruling will be made no later than this Wednesday. In Europe, two further Megaupload web site operators have been arrested, according to Torrentfreak. µ


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