FBI Shuts Down Megaupload

Discussion in 'Frackers Chatter' started by The Crow, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. The Crow

    The Crow Administration FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    This is a huge blow against the warez scene IMO, because it could mean that the other (good) file hosting sites might suffer the same fate sooner than later.

    What a coincidence too that this happens the day after the SOPA/PIPA internet protests, huh? Are they telling us that they will hunt down 'pirates' one way or another?

    They were the easiest file host site to crack too, oh well.


     
  2. jimsmithwick

    jimsmithwick Moderator MODERATOR

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    Megaporn is gone with it, and so are my uploads!
     
  3. bubbes12

    bubbes12 Frackers Elite CONTRIBUTOR

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    This is indeed a great loss to the internet community :/
    Hope no other file hosting site will be shut down because of this internet piracy law.
     
  4. bsktkase

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    Sad to see them go, and megaporn too jim? wow, what other choices really are there now to upload to?

    Also as of today my fileserve account gave me this......

    Your account has been disabled due to violations of our Terms and Conditions.



    So looks like there following the megaupload route and deleting files and accounts before there the next to get served in court. Sad time for uploaders thats for sure, all my uploads are basically dead now :banghead:


    Ok i just went through some of my links and noticed that all my megaporn links are indeed dead, redirects to site taken down image. So i went through some of my fileserve links and noticed some are still available to download and some are dead so maybe just a matter of time before there all deleted. Might be awhile then before we get to upload to a reliable hosting site.
     
  5. jimsmithwick

    jimsmithwick Moderator MODERATOR

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    Once I heard the news megaupload was gone I knew megaporn would be gone with it seeing as it's basically the porn version of megaupload. They are probably making their way through your fileserve uploads, and they'll all be gone soon. Hopefully that isn't the case. It's definitely a bit disheartening for uploaders.......I have to decide who I'm going to upload to now and I don't think filserve will be the one going by your story.......
     
  6. The Crow

    The Crow Administration FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    They've done that before, even before the MU shutdown news. I've read a lot of people complaining about this, especially when they try to withdraw their cash rewards. I think they also do that when your files get reported.

    A lot of uploaders are using Oron nowadays, I see them a lot on porn sites actually. I personally don't like them because they don't allow batch-downloading, you have to download each file at a time, but they might still be a good option.

    Fileserve, Filesonic, Wupload and Filejungle seem to be the most popular choices in the warez scene.

    MU was the best because sometimes uploads would take a few seconds to complete, the next best thing would be FTP uploading, so I'd recommend going with a site that offers that option.
     
  7. The Crow

    The Crow Administration FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    We have some retaliation already:

     
  8. bsktkase

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    Yeah, with the loss of MU though i've noticed alot more of this happening to people who use fileserve so i think there doing this before they come after them so i doubt fileserve will survive much longer. So i think there done with along with MU so thats 2 basically gone now, wonder how long before the rest get taken down. Filesonic seems to be next up in line as popular nowadays but not sure if there gonna do what fileserve is doing now so dont wanna start uploading there and have same thing happen a day later so think best for now is to wait it out to see for better safer recommendations. Alot of the ones ive see people use to upload really aren't good though for free members to download from, either speeds are too slow or waiting time long between downloads or max file size to upload is limited.

    I've noticed Oron on one forum i visit but i tried downloading a file but was way too slow for me. I don't really care much for the rewards systems or earning money for your uploads since i just want to get the stuff out there for people just to download, but i know the earn money for ur downloads is what basically pushes one uploading site above the others. But those make it more likely also to get noticed and action taken against.
     
  9. bsktkase

    bsktkase Admin FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    I came across this to basically show whats been going on with hosting sites....


    And as of today i been reading about filesonic doing away with its rewards program as well so i'm thinking there in the process of changing as well. Wouldn't be surprised if alot more are just taken down soon without warning so looking like dark times for alot of uploaders, specifically uploaders who are trying to do it for money.

    heres what filesonic has posted today on their main page....

     
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  10. The Crow

    The Crow Administration FRACKERS TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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    It's getting really ugly now... I'd say about 75% of the links you find in warez today are/were hosted on the above services, I download most of my stuff from Filesonic and Fileserve, so they're now REALLY affecting me. :L

    Hopefully they're just panicking for the time being and they'll go back to normal business soon, let's not forget that file hosting services pretty much saved the warez scene a few years ago and without them, we'll have to go back to bad quality/slow P2P services again.

    Yeah, I'm reading a lot of people crying over their FSC rewards and I guess we can assume all Filesonic sisters will suffer the same fate within days. At least RS seems solid for now, so we have that one hope, I don't see how Wupload, Oron and the other smaller sites will survive this.

    What a shame.

    Oron is slow even with a premium account and not allowing batch downloading makes it useless for me.

     

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