FileServe, X7, UploadBox join the ranks of others in wake of MegaUpload scandal
Ever since the MegaUpload shut down, the file sharing and cyber locker world has been rocked and turned upside down. Every day more and more sites appear to be completely shuttering their services or scaling back ten fold in attempts to avoid what happened to MegaUpload.
As TorrentFreak points out which everyone is saying, this is more than a mere coincidence. If sites have been all doing the same or similar practices that MegaUpload was doing, they now see what is happening and probably are fearing the worst.
A common practice that was in the MegaUpload indictment were these file sharing sites having users upload infringing content and rewarding them with payouts. Many sites are now shutting down that portion of their sites, shutting down third-party sharing, blocking user access in the U.S. or just shutting down services all together. Joining FileSonic and Uploaded.to are the following sites that have made major changes over this past weekend.
FileServe - they appear to have shut down their affiliate program and have shut down all peer-to-peer file sharing.
X7.to - has completely shut down their services, however the site is still up as of this writing.
UploadBox - they have completely shut down their services, as of January 30th.