FileSonic has become the latest online file storage site to be taken offline as a result of the ongoing war against piracy. The service was one of the most popular file-sharing sites, however since the Megaupload arrests in January, the ability of members to access other users’ uploads has been restricted.
Along with FileSonic, another file-sharing site – Oron – has been closed down. Both sites are being sued by Miami-based pornography company Flava Works, who accuse the two services of profiting from piracy, among other allegations.
FileSonic was one of the power players in terms of cloud storage and file-sharing, ranking among the top 10 most visited services of its kind. But it seems that a significant proportion of the usage was of an illegal nature, with Google’s transparency report revealing that the search company had received over 150,000 requests to remove links to allegedly pirated material since May 2011.
A notice on FileSonic’s homepage explained what users could and couldn’t do: ”All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.”
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