Last week it was reported that MegaUpload, one of the world’s largest file sharing sites was shut down and its founders charged for breaking the law. While other file sharing sites haven’t been directly affected by the take down, it looks like they’re starting to get worried. Another popular file sharing website, Filesonic has decided to disable all sharing services, as well as discontinue its affiliates rewards program (which let users earn money every time someone downloaded a file they uploaded).
As of today, Filesonic only functions as a private online storage system – users can only download files that they’ve uploaded to their own accounts. No explanation was given on the website, but the fear of being caught and charged for allowing illegal files to exist on its servers is probably the main reason behind this change. Makes you wonder, which file sharing website will be next?