“In the wake of the Megaupload takedown, Filesonic has elected to take preventative measures against a similar fate. The front page and all files now carry the following message: ‘All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.’ Whether or not this will actually deter the U.S. government from taking action remains to be seen.”
The File Sharing service Filesonic has been forced to stop all file-sharing activities, negating the benefits of actually using this service in the first place. One purpose of this website is to share files too large for E-Mail, you could upload the file to this service and then E-mail the link to someone else. Is it possible to use Dropbox instead or will the Homeland government shut that down as well? This is of course to crack down on piracy and stop the sharing of copyright infringing material over the Internet. And the NinjaVideo website has also been shut down after allegations that the website was sharing copyrighted movies and television programs. The founder of the website was sentenced to 14 months in jail for copyright infringement. This is only giving more impetus for the powers-that-be to bring in the SOPA bill or another bill like it and censor the Internet and save the multimillion dollar entertainment industry from ruin. Although there are many struggling artists that are not getting millions, but still make awesome music. They do not get enough of a cut from the record companies who are just interested in profits. Eminem only makes 18% of the profits from the sale of his CDs. And he is a very high end performer. How much does a low end beginner artist make? The record companies get the majority of the profits and screw the little guy.
No wonder they want to stop file-sharing with SOPA and ACTA.