Its no longer news biffering the whole world wide web that Megaupload a large file-sharing site has been taken down by the US government. Megavideo (videos file-sharing site) has also been shut down in the same vain by the FBI anti-piracy group
You currently try to access these two sites – www.megaupload.com and www.megavideo.com, you will observe that three jurisdiction management agency logos are boldly appearing in their homepages.
The three jurisditic logo include the US Department OF Justice logo, Federal Bureau Of Investigation(FBI) and the US National Intellectual Property Rights logos.
SOPA and PIPA are going to kill and destroy file hosting and file sharing sites. Megaupload is closed and domain name is ceased by FBI January 19, 2012
Others responding to the unleash of MU and Megavideo include Fileserve which is beginning to delete users account and terminated its affiliate program January 20, 2012
File Jungle which is owned by fileserve is deleting multiple files, and blocking some USA IP addresses from accessing its site as at January 21, 2012
Uploadstation also owned and managed by Fileserve is doing same thing – deleting multiple files and blocking US IPs also at January. Other filehosting and sharing sites that are beginning to adjust their services include 4Shared, VideoZer, Uploaded, Filepost, VideoBB amongst others
Filesonic has stopped file sharing activities while Wupload has disabled many accounts linked with infriging materials
amidst of these, Rapidshare and Mediafire has categorically said they have nothing to worry about as their services are not based on piracy oriented materials and that they are ready to fight and respond to every jurisditic acts
The Chamber of Commerce argued that “rogue websites — dedicated to the theft of American intellectual property — get over 53 billion visits every year.” Upon closer inspection, about 40 percent of those visits were due to just two entities