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Very surprised that no one in my Circles posted that Megaupload was down. I guess they are all out looking for alternatives. 4% of all Internet traffic and millions (even billions) of dead links.
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One of world's largest file-sharing sites,, shut down; company workers indicted
McLean, Va., USA

Thu Jan 19, 3:21 p.m. EST: +The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors have shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites,, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.

The indictment accuses the company of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.

The indictment was unsealed today, one day after websites shut down in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

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I'm too busy h4xx0rin6 to post. Because DDOS'ing is hacking, everyone knows that.
Sure, one of my go-to sites is down, but that's what mirrors are for. I'm not hurt by this, people who only know about/use are.

Still, it sucks that's it's been taken down, but it's because they had servers in the US which gave the government leverage to impose it's outdated copyright legislature on other countries.
Ruh roh, looks like the MU raid spooked the other file lockers... is now limiting you to only accessing files that you updloaded. has shut down access to all US IPs, too.

This doesn't bode well for the future of file lockers...
To expand that, the list going around is (copypasta):

MegaUpload - Closed.
- FileServe - Closing does not sell premium.
- FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
- UploadStation - Locked in the U.S..
- FileSonic - the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
- VideoBB - Closed! would disappear soon.
- Uploaded - Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
- FilePost - Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
- Videoz - closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA.
- 4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
- MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors pro FBI
-Org torrent - could vanish with everything within 30 days "he is under criminal investigation"
- Network Share mIRC - awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
- Koshiki - operating 100% Japan will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- Shienko Box - 100% working china / korea will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- ShareX BR - group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOUP / PIPA
You know, there's a surprising omission from all this... how has Rapidshare and HotFile not even been brought up yet?

They've both been investigated previously, so how are they managing to squirm out of this? I thought they both had infrastructure in the US? If nothing else, ICE (or w/e) could steal the domains...
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