FileSonic Disables File Sharing in the Wake of MegaUploads Takedown

After the arrest in New Zealand of MegaUploads founder Kim Dotcom and shutdown of the site over allegations of digital piracy, any and all sites that facilitate file sharing should take notice. At least one,, is taking steps to distance itself from that kind of negative attention from law enforcement. It announced, via a simple banner on its homepage, that it has disabled file sharing.

The banner reads: “All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.”

FileSonic, which is based in Hong Kong and UK, offers free and paid storage plans. The free option gives users 10GB of storage, 30 days of storage time, and a maximum file size of 1GB, with throttled upload/download speeds. The Pro plan, starting at $9/mo for 30 days, offers unlimited storage, storage time, and speed, with maximum files sizes of 5GB.

To its credit, FileSonic hasn’t suddenly become an anti-piracy poster child overnight. Last year, the site deployed Vobile’s vCloud9 to sniff out possible copyright-infringing files that are uploaded using the service, and it also joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a group that works to combat online criminal content such as child pornography.
Via:  FileSonic
cowboyspace 2 years ago

I think someone is scared O_O disabling file sharing? really? I will like see anonymous shutting down filesonic lol

cowboyspace 2 years ago

is rapid share next?

BHart 2 years ago

this sucks but filesonic really did have a GRIP of infringing content on it...regardless I personally hated both filesonic, megaupload, AND most of all hotfile...I used to have alot of my stuff on FS, but then their service went down to crap…then switched to hotfile, who's servers crashed & lost ALL my files…then megaupload which omg i can’t believe what happened.

now I have all my files on:

…decent sized allowance, and it gives my users direct-links…which they far, it’s been better than sonic, MU and HF COMBINED!!!

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Sounds like somebody had had some bad experience lol

AKwyn 2 years ago

Wow... Looks like the entire idea of file sharing is threatened now that the US Government taken action against Megaupload, action which I think is unfair for various reasons stated elsewhere. Mainly because Megaupload takes down infringing files and promotes itself as a place to share music.

These file sharing sites should really take a stand against the US government.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Annonymous just did for them :) hehehhee

rapid1 2 years ago

I wonder how this is affecting XDA as several Android ROM's I have downloaded (almost all of them if I remember right) MegaUpload has been a link for the transfer. So this also will affect individual file sharing written by singular developers like Android developers it looks like to me!

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