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[TF] Major Cyberlocker Filesonic Goes Offline After Traffic Plummets

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A major cyberlocker described by the MPAA / RIAA-affiliated International Intellectual Property Alliance as an “infringing distribution hub” appears to be in serious trouble. Filesonic, previously listed among the top 10 largest file-sharing sites in the world, was badly affected by the Megaupload shutdown and lost huge amounts of traffic in 2012. During the last 48 hours it simply ceased to function.

In the wake of the January shutdown of Megaupload, many of the Internet’s leading cyberlocker services changed their business models in the hope they could avoid a similar fate.

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Filesonic had slow download speeds, and a waiting timer which probably which is probably why it was so unpopular. I doubt it had anything to do with megaupload.
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They made it so you could only download your own files. Kind of pointless for a file sharing site. How are you supposed to stick stuff on there for others to get?
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Um, it had probably everything to do with MU considering FS shut down public sharing right after the MU bust which is what caused the traffic to plummet and also caused Paypal to reconsider doing business with cyberlockers because of all the refunds it had to honour.

edit: I'm not implying FS has a relationship with MU leadership but rather that the MU bust catalyzed the downfall
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Good on you RIAA and MPAA, with your little stunt with MU, you crippled the cyberlockers, but wait did filesharing diminish with this blow, well nope, everyone turned to that old friend known has torrent, good luck now trying to fight torrent, Peer/Seed rates have skyrocket since MU shutdown, now instead o those crappy speed ppl can manage to download at full speeds, just queue the torrents and forget about them, RIAA and MPAA just made piracy easier.

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Why is FileServe still up while FileSonic is down?

I thought FileServe owns FileSonic?

And doesn't FileServe own Wupload too? How come FileServe and FileSonic removed the ability to share files to others, but Wupload remained?
Edited by tahayassen - 8/31/12 at 11:22am
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I don't see this affecting many people simply because it had extremely slow downloading speeds and you had to wait a very long time to download something else after you downloaded something.
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It's pretty obvious that no one in here bought an account with Filesonic. The speeds were great, I was free to use whatever download manager I wanted and have as many simultaneous downloads running as my connection could handle, good speeds, and probably acceptable storage (that I never really used).. all for $9 a month.

I canceled it because it was useless to me when they disabled file sharing. And yes, it has everything to do with MU because they disabled it right on the heels of the MU shutdown. If a dude walks in the room and caps someone, what does everyone else do? They run. There is no question at all that the MU shutdown ruined a lot of cyberlocker sites.
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The sad thing is that sharing files in this way is such a useful things, for families, for businesses, for artists, etc. The ability to easily share files with others is important, but most of the players in this field are too afraid they will be the next victim of police raid, server grab and domain seizure. In so many ways the law needs to catch up the Internet.
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