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Submission + - FileSonic Runs Scared - Removes Sharing Feature Af (zdnet.com)

Jeremiah Cornelius writes: Is this the end of the "collector's" Internet? Days after the Megaupload website was taken offline by U.S. authorities, FileSonic, one of the most popular file-sharing websites on the Web, has announced that it is has disabled “all sharing functionality”, and that its service can “only be used to upload and retrieve files you have uploaded personally”. They also introduced a feature to extend the popular DropBox service via FileSonic.

Submission + - FileSonic shutters: Another file-sharing site bite (zdnet.com)

an00bis writes: Only days after the Megaupload website was taken offline by U.S. authorities, similar businesses are scrambling to protect themselves before any action is taken against them.

FileSonic, one of the most popular file-sharing websites on the Web, has announced that it is has disabled “all sharing functionality”, and that its service can “only be used to upload and retrieve files you have uploaded personally”.

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Submission + - NinjaVideo.net founder gets 14 months (techworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "A Virginia judge has sentenced Matthew David Howard Smith, a founder of the NinjaVideo.net website, to 14 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Smith was indicted along with four others late last year. The DOJ charged that they illegally provided copyright-protected movies and TV programs for download from the NinjaVideo.net website. The site operated from February 2008 until authorities shut it down in June 2010."

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