In last article we saw how the changes are about eradicating piracy at the cost of sharing capabilities. This is getting more and more ridiculous as many bloggers are unable to find a good place to keep their good files to share it with their good readers. Ohhh… This can’t be good at all!
Here is the list and status of various file sharing and download websites after start of downfall. I will try to keep it updated as changes occurs and news comes.
This will eventually will also help me and other readers / bloggers to find a preferable and secure place to start sharing again.
1. MegaUpload -> Closed. Taken down by FBI.
2. FileServe -> File sharing stopped. One can only download what theirs. Affiliates program closed.
3. FileJungle -> Deleting files. Locked in the U.S.
4. UploadStation -> Locked in the U.S.
5. FileSonic -> File sharing stopped. One can only download what theirs. Affiliates program closed. PlaySonic Closed.
6. VideoBB -> Closed in U.S.
7. Duckload -> Already down.
8. Uploaded -> Closed in U.S. FBI investigation started.
9. FilePost -> Deleting accounts and pirated material. May leave executables, pdfs, txts for now.
10. Videoz -> Closed and locked in the countries affiliated with USA.
11. 4shared -> Deleting accounts and pirated material. FBI rolling in.
12. MediaFire -> FBI notice to answer in 90 days. Awaited.
13. Org torrent -> May vanish with everything within 30 days as it is under criminal investigation.
14. Network Share mIRC -> Awaiting decision of case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
15. Koshiki -> Operating 100% in Japan and will not join the SOPA / PIPA.
16. Shienko Box -> 100% working in China and Korea. Not willing to join the SOPA / PIPA.
17. ShareX BR -> Group UOL / BOL / iG. They say that they will join the SOPA / PIPA.
18. UploadBox -> Closed.
19. VideoZer -> Closed affiliate program.
20. Torrent -> Status unknown. However Trackers are going down for sure as downloads are slowing down and not finding seeds.
21. Dropbox -> Untouched till now. Good sign for good files.
22. Rapidsahre -> Said not worried about anything. They will not change anything.
23. Box.net /Box.com -> Untouched. Good sign.
24. Deposit Files -> Still working. No news.
25. Multiupload -> Nothing. Actually I think best to use for now as it doesn’t store; it uploads on your behalf to leach money for itself.
For now this is it. I will get back as soon as I get more juice about them. You hang there… Ok!
I am thinking to try Dropbox or RS or at last Multiupload; for legit file sharing. This will not benefit me financially but at least my readers will not be left helpless. Let’s see…