After the shutdown of MegaUpload, FileSonic, which is a file sharing website, has blocked access of the site to users in the United States. Moreover, along with FileSonic, Uploaded.to has also done the same thing.
FileSonic has cut all of its features related to file sharing from its services whereas Uploaded.to has blocked access for people in the United States. The blockage of services comes after the takedown of the famous MegaUpload.com, which was a result of the United States government’s ‘act against piracy’.
On the front page of its website, FileSharing posted a message saying that it has disabled all sharing functions on the website. The company further wrote that their services can be used only to upload and get files which have been uploaded by the users themselves. Moreover, Uploaded.to users who are in the United States will not have access to access the website. The site has been blocked completely by the company for US users. When people visit the company’s page, it states a message saying “not available”. The message on the website further reads, “Our service is currently unavailable in your country. Sorry about that”.
Luckily for FileSonic and Uploaded.to, both the companies are not registered in the United States. Who.is reveals that FileSonic is a site registered in the Netherlands, while Uploaded.to, in its primary address field, has the address of a building in Hong Kong.
Both companies haven’t however made their cut of services and blockage of services to users’ public.
MegaUpload was shutdown last week by the United States government. The site, according to its indictment, had more than 50 million visitors coming in daily and four percent of the entire internet traffic belonged to the website. Moreover, the file sharing website earned $175 million in profits yearly because of premium membership fees as well as advertising. The copyright industry has said that due to MegaUpload, it lost more than $500 million.