Uploaded.to blocks all US traffic in response to Megaupload takedown

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  1. Thesolcity
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    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Uploaded.to has blocked all US IPs from using their services and is redirecting them to a splash image that says their services are not availbale in their country. The method is based on IP location and those residing in the US are no longer able to Download/Upload.

    I really hope this isn't going to be a trend. :unsure:

    The Site


    For Non-US users, this is what the site currently displays for US users.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    EDIT: FileSonic has now apparently also blocked their sharing service worldwide. Thread about FileSonic.
     
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  2. Erdnaxela

    Erdnaxela GBAtemp Fan

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    It begins?
    What will be the next upload site to be blocked...
     
  3. The Shadow Knigh

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    They blocked all US requests themselves out of protest, no?
     
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  4. Dter ic

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  5. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Why? The Megaupload take down was for at least a couple of confirmed reasons that were quite legitimate for taking such actions, as far as I'm aware. Sure, it sucks, but overreacting doesn't get you anywhere either.
     
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  6. CrimzonEyed

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    Never heard of the site, seems weird the little I learned about it though, money from having people downloading your uploaded files?
     
  7. Satangel

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    There are tons of sites that give that benefit to their uploaders, mostly it's in the form of a premium membership or so, but you can actually make money by uploading illegal stuff to their site.
    This site is quite big, I knew it too. MU was way bigger though.
     
  8. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

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    it's the MOST obvious response to SOPA/PIPA--take away all the reasons for the US to take action against them by removing all US content and blocking all US connections. total severance. let's see what America will do when the entire world starts cutting ties with anything remotely american on the internet. this way, foreign sites can keep their site and content from grubby World Police hands.

    it's drastic and retaliatory and has tons of cons more than pros, but it's better to cut your losses than to be taken down and out.
     
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  9. Nah3DS

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    sad but true
     
  10. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Do I smell an upcoming International De-Internet the US Day coming up?
     
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  11. crystal107

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    I can see the logic in this, it is only the US government that is shitty enough to take prisoners abroad, no other government is so greedy to do that they prefer to put their forces to earn money from people who download illegal stuff - over REAL crime on the streets. It's up to the US citizens to protest against the greedy government, otherwise it's the corporations that will control it, I do not live in the US, I just know that if I did, I'd at least try to organize a protest or a major boycut. I know some of you will say this is real crime... but it's the kind of crime that only "hurt" the rich.. the people who ALREADY HAVE MONEY... it doesn't really help the middle class or the people that ACTUALLY NEED HELP... what kind of government is that? full of shit. go find people who actually kill/[censored], I am sure there are still plenty to catch... instead of looking for crime around the world.
     
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  12. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    1000 downloads as of now! holy shit i'm signing up i can get that easy :creep:
     
  13. Skelletonike

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    I actually think it's a good idea. =O
    If more sites like these would start closing doors to US in a protest, it'd actually make the government or whoever's responsible for that to think about what they're doing, the US of A that used to be deemed as a paradise where people could chase their dreams and live in a country with liberty of speech is now trying to remove some of that liberty. Although it's a small issue that can easily be overcome with a proxy, it still is a good idea imho (only temporarily tho).
     
  14. Hells Malice

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    I was thinking "aw dammit they're gonna block Cana-...nope."
    Nice. JUST the US, not North America like I figured when I saw this (people like to lump us together).

    Pretty sure, but I somehow doubt too many sites will follow suit. Just the more nervous of the bunch.
     
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  15. DeathStrudel

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    Hit the nail on the head. It seems a lot of people don't know the full story of why Megaupload got taken down.
     
  16. SifJar

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    Never heard of this site before, but I will probably start using it now. Free money for people downloading my files? Sounds nice. Pity US users won't be able to get files, but I can mirror stuff elsewhere.
     
  17. xxNathanxx

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    >real-vpn

    Seems legit.

    Use Tor, noobs.
     
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  18. Zetta_x

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    Tor for the win
     
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  19. YayMii

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    I've used this website before, and I completely approve of this approach. Although I still wish some other site was taken down instead of MU.
     
  20. Thesolcity
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    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Like Badongo or Fileape or one of those crap ones I DIDN'T keep files on. :glare: