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Game Over Wupload?

Discussion in 'Free hosting discussions' started by sander k, May 5, 2012.

  1. sander k

    sander k Well-Known Member NLC

    Hello guys,

    I just followed a link to wupload.com and got this messege instead of the file I wanted.

    Are all filehosts going under due this copyright crap?
  2. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

    This began days after Medaupload got blocked.

    Its the beginning yes, Virgin Media (among other ISPs in the UK) recently blocked ThePirateBay because of the government.
  3. WL-Michael

    WL-Michael -Team WebLyte- NLC

    Yes, I've heard of this trend in the past media (what Dynash said), so it's def expected when suits and legal actions are being passed around.

    Interesting to say the least.
  4. sander k

    sander k Well-Known Member NLC

    I am from the Netherlands and PirateBay is here blocked as well :(
    There are still plenty of ways to get on it anyway tho.
  5. CS Squad

    CS Squad cs-squad.net NLC

    Most file sharing sites has become like this since the megaupload case.
    SOPA screwed everyone of us up, although it has been dropped...
  6. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

    SOPA is dead, but the idea isn't.

    There's been at least 3 other legislations with new names and backers.

    CISPA is the big game one, that is SO dangerous yet people don't even pay attention to it!
  7. CS Squad

    CS Squad cs-squad.net NLC

    probably, a lot ppl really thought that when SOPA is dead, the government will not dare to bring back the same idea with the different name.
  8. Meksilon

    Meksilon Well-Known Member NLC

    The problem is file hosts don't just "provide the service" like, say, torrent trackers do. They sell the files via "premium accounts" so of course they need to take down copyrighted work (Megaupload). Mind you that doesn't stop russians from selling "cp" on the internet and getting away with it; so at the end of the day it's a far more trival matter than the one I just mentioned.
  9. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

    That isn't what caused MU to get done for it though. Years ago they tried a tactic with ThePirateBay, using the fact they had ads and popunders giving them a income, so the lawyers tried to play the "profiting from piracy" card, even though in court that didn't wash - they never took a profit for themselves [I know MU does]. It was just a last straw because they couldn't close them down. It was the same with MU, though MU (as with every other file host, including RapidShare) does comply with file removal if they're correctly filed for a take-down.

    The law just didn't care and forcefully shut MU down on the basis they still had a few copyright files on their servers, even though they weren't reported to be taken down (no big file host will browse their servers purposely looking for copyrighted files and remove them for good will, they'll do it when they get a take down notice).

    Theories say it was because of their new service Megabox, which with new legislation coming through, seems likely, but we'll never know 100%.
  10. frewebhost

    frewebhost New Member

    Several file sharing hosts have closed up shop after mega upload was taken down they don't want to face the same problems it would seem

    pretty annoyed filesonic went down lots of good stuff shared there
  11. StubbyElvis

    StubbyElvis New Member

    someone needs to develop a new version of HavenCo.
  12. don19

    don19 Member

    Not only wupload, there is Several file sharing hosts already doing that.

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