Hotfile taken down by US Federal Court

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    So As I was browsing for some Android firmwares, I noticed that hotfile has been shutdown due to copyright violations.

    I don't think people really enjoyed hotfile's services especially with better ones such as Mega and Putlocker however Sam Mobile firmwares were hosted on it.

    Therefore on visiting sammobile.com, it seems the same issue is reflected there.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Whatcha think?
     


  2. Gahars

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    And just like that, they went from hotfile to notfile.
     
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    im crying right now
     
  4. Queno138

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    I liked hotfile D:
     
  5. Patxinco

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    Don't seem too legit, truth be told, remember megaupload? they posted a FBI image and so, but this seems like a hacker wanted to feel the boss blocking access to hotfile.

    Anyways, time will tell if it's true or not.
     
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    hotfile... the only good file sever site i ever payed for was megaupload... such a shame that got taken down has well. also i think there back but they named they self mega?
     
  9. dmace81

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    The U.S. Government is a joke...
     
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    Yeah! How dare they uphold the law! That's just stupid!

    :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Sakitoshi

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    hotfile is(was??) one of my favorite download servers, one of the few that didn't asked for a captcha and so I could put hundred of hotfile links on jdownloader and forget about it until everything was downloaded. also was the only working mirror of Digimon zero two(spanish subbed, very hard to find) and Shakugan no Shana 1, 2 and 3(all three seasons on HD, had seen 1 and 2 previously but on SD and now I want an HD marathon/refresher). I'm glad I downloaded those quick enough.
     
  12. Gahars

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    Wow, you sure showed them.
     
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    The law of the United States does not extend to the entirety of the Internet by any stretch of the imagination. As few people know, the Internet is not a state. :tpi:
     
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    True, but from what I remember the server location for Hotfile was in the US (correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it was somewhere in Florida...:unsure:), granting them the authority to shut the site (or at least, the server the site was hosted on) down. I'm sure Hotfile will resurface as Megaupload did though.
     
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    As long as it was within their jurisdiction, fine, no qualms against the decision. I only ever have problems with stuff like this when the U.S. tries to be the world's No.1 police officer and intervenes beyond that scope.
     
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    Agreed wholeheartedly, it's silly for the US to assume it's the world police.
     
  17. Hyro-Sama

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    What about the people that hosted non-copyrighted material on Hotfile as backup? They're getting the short end of the stick as well and they did nothing wrong.
     
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    Same thing happened with Megaupload, nothing they could do about it. It's quite unfortunate, but sifting through millions of files to weed out the non-copyrighted files would take a lot of time and man power. Which is just dicks.
     
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    But it is in the cloud man.
     
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    That screenshot's interesting to me. They took the effort to put up the big, bold text in the box but not to remove the blurry little message at the bottom.