Filesonic shuts down file-sharing capabilities

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Jan 22, 2012
  1. RupeeClock
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    Source: http://www.zdnet.com...-the-dust/67670

    Following Megaupload's Takedown and Uploaded.to closing its doors to US citizens, things are looking grim.
     


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    :O As long as MediaFire, Rapidshare, and Fileshare are still up I'm ok...but FileSonic was one of the most popular! Man...
     
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    There's still torrents, Usenet, RapidShare etc. The "big players" are still in the game, the smaller ones just prefere to avoid confrontation.
     
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    Why not just shut down completely. How fucking useless is that. No ones going to use them anymore.
    This is slowly making older VNs and animes a real bitch to find DDLs for.

    Really hope Mediafire keeps intact.
     
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    I'm pretty sure there are lots of .ipa files on Filesonic. Last time I had a jailbroken iPhone was a year ago so bear with me, but yeah, most of the apps I DL'ed came from Filesonic. Sad to see them go, but it's better to be safe than sorry I guess.
     
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    If they completely shut down, people wouldn't be able to retrieve their important files, and at least now they can still act as a sort of storage locker...
     
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    AKA...be fucking useless, lol. It'd make more sense to get a external HDD, or use any other hosting site in the off chance you might want to distribute something.
    Their drop in business is going to kill them regardless, they might as well go out with cash in their pocket, as opposed to bankrupt.

    They should have just given a date for their closure, so people could retrieve any important files before then.
     
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    Bloody bollocks. Where am I going to download the rest of the .hack games for ps2 >.
     
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    I feel sorry for people who actually paid premium, especially those who paid the year in advance lol.. they just got robbed :)
     
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    Are Fileserve and Filesonic related companies? I'd always assumed it to be the case despite never having any evidence to support it.
     
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    Torrents. :P
    My only beef with torrents is the availability of the content its users provide. Especially with older content you see few to no seeds.
     
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    Rubbish. I can understand them protecting themselves against piracy, but legitimate uses are getting damaged too. I went searching for a program someone made for coverting a game's media files to wav, ALL the links where to Megaupload. So as far as I can tell the program is gone from the internet forever.
     
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    FileSonic and Wupload are the same owners.

    Fileserve, Filejungle, Uploadstation, videobb, videozer = all the same owners

    stolen from comments on a blog (aka not reliable)
     
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    Seems that Wupload and Filesonic may indeed be related in some manner...
    http://takedownpiracy.com/2011/07/update-on-filesonic-and-wupload-being-so-similar/


    Don't know about the others....and that's one determined site...
     
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    There are tons of sites that function the same way FIlesonic currently does. Them leaving it open to retrieve files is definitely not "fucking useless"
     
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    What he had in mind is that the files uploaded on Filesonic servers were not uploaded there with the intention of safekeeping - they were uploaded with the intention of sharing and are now rendered absolutely useless to those who uploaded them.

    I'd also like to underline that such a sudden change of policy could cause an uproar among people with active subscription for the site - essentially, they signed up for a different kind of service then they recieve as of now, the service that they intended to pay for has been discontinued before the end of their "contract" was reached. This could mean anything from refunds to lawsuits.
     
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    Read my last sentence. Obviously staying open so people can retrieve their files (and subsequently upload them somewhere less shitty) is a good idea, derpderp. But staying open in that state for an extended period of time is completely retarded. Unless they're going to turn around in a month and cease the restrictions, there's simply no point staying open. The cost would very likely either outweigh their profit, or they'd break about even (which isn't a good business model).

    EDIT: and yes Foxi that's what I was getting at, I suppose I could have stated that, whoops, lol.
     
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    How does this function? Is it just like dropbox (you can only up/download if you have access to the account)? If so, couldn't you just create an account, upload stuff, give the account info to another person so that he/she can download the up'd contents?
     
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    Terms of Service forbid sharing accounts, y'know.
     
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    You could, but it's more risky that way. Plus Filesonic could log the different IPs accessing the same account etc etc.
     
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