An anonymous reader writes: In the wake of the crackdown on the file-sharing website Megaupload, sites offering free content-sharing, file linking and digital locker services such as RapidShare, SoundCloud and Dropbox could be next in the crosshair of anti-piracy authorities.
Many digital locker services which are clones of Megaupload are around. RapidShare and MediaFire are two of the biggest services left after Megaupload's exit. However, these sites have undergone a revamp and now provide only links to pirated content. They no longer host pirated content that could lead to a permanent ban.
Others in the line of fire are DropBox, iCloud and Amazon S3 that support hosting any file a user uploads. Though their intention of supporting open file-sharing is legitimate, there is really no control over the type of content being uploaded. With massive pirated content being uploaded online every day, these sites are in grave danger of facing bans if content filtering is not done.