The shutdown of Megaupload by the FBI freaked service users enough, but not only that they were afraid. Shortly after two days of the site have gone off the air, other big names in the file sharing area have changed the operation of their sites, probably in the hope that they do not suffer the same fate as Megaupload. One of them, Filesonic, turned to the sharing option.
Since the end of last week Filesonic only allows its users to send and download files of their own accounts. Before, it was enough to send a file to a link to download it would be provided. Now the above warning is displayed every time a link is opened, requiring the user to log in to the account responsible for sending the file.
In addition to this change, according to the website TorrentFreak, user accounts containing illegal files are being detected and deleted more frequently. The site also says that Filesonic is one of the 10 largest sites of its kind in the world, with 1 billion page views per month.
Other sites like Fileserve, FileJungle and FilePost also changed, this time canceling their affiliate programs and preventing users from sharing files, whether illegal or not, earn pocket money with them. Already Uploaded. to was more extreme: to try to avoid problems with US law, banned access to US IPs to the site.
There are big industry names that have not changed their services like Rapidshare and Mediafire. But if the witch hunt (in this case, pirates) FBI continue, we will see that happen very soon.