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    1st Apr 2012, 06:15 AM
    MPAA Targets Fileserve, MediaFire, Wupload, Putlocker and Depositfiles
    By Ernesto

    It is no secret that the MPAA was a main facilitators of the criminal investigation against Megaupload. But while the movie studios have praised the actions of the US Government, they are not satisfied yet. Paramount Pictures’ vice president for worldwide content protection identified Fileserve, MediaFire, Wupload, Putlocker and Depositfiles as prime targets that should be shuttered next.


    The file-hosting business has been in a permanent state of chaos since the Megaupload shutdown in January. Many sites were quick to remove their affiliate programs and some went as far as blocking visitors from the US entirely.

    It’s clear that site owners are concerned that their business might become a target, and if it’s up to the major movie studios this fear is justified. “We continue to make criminal referrals,” Paramount Pictures’ Alfred Perry said during the On Copyright conference in New York yesterday.

    CNET reports that the Paramount Pictures produced a list of five “rogue” file-hosters, presented in a fancy graphic where Megaupload is crossed out. The prime targets on this shutdown list are Fileserve, MediaFire, Wupload, Putlocker and Depositfiles.

    The movie studio claims that these “rogue” cyberlockers receive 41 billion page views a year, which translates to five views for every person on the planet.


    The Shutdown List


    In recent months the MPAA has criticized the business models of these and other cyberlockers on many occasions.

    Last November, for example, we got our hands on an MPAA fact sheet titled“It’s All About the Money: The ‘Business’ Model of Rogue Cyberlockers” with an overview of the several affiliate programs some cyberlockers have in place. According to the MPAA these programs motivate users to share copyrighted material, thereby promoting piracy.

    “Rogue cyberlockers aren’t just distribution hubs for stolen movies and TV shows – both the users who upload content and the operators who run the sites can earn money from doing so. As Internet video traffic grows, the threat from rogue cyberlockers that profit from stolen content is rising rapidly,” the MPAA explains in the document.

    This fact sheet will most likely be forwarded to the Department of Justice with every new “rogue” cyberlocker that the MPAA reports.

    Whether the Department of Justice will act on new referrals from the movie studios has yet to be seen. For now they have their hands full on Megaupload, whose founder told TorrentFreak that his defense teams is working on a killer motion in response to the “nonsense” US indictment.

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    1st Apr 2012, 09:57 PM
    I doubt anything will happen with this until the ongoing situation with Megaupload is put to rest, if it goes in favour of the MPAA then they will brand all files hosters with the same brush. The decision on Megaupload is going to be of epic proportions in the coming months/years.

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    1st Apr 2012, 10:06 PM
    Yet another fail.

    Megaupload and Hotfile are going to win now that Google joined, yeah to protect it's own ass but again, it helps a lot.

    This will drag for months for sure but still.

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    1st Apr 2012, 10:13 PM
    Looks like a cyber hit list lol

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    1st Apr 2012, 10:14 PM
    mediafire was on their side .
    Lmao, poor fool bastards..i like how they burn they own bridge.

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    1st Apr 2012, 10:25 PM
    Love it how Rapidhare are no longer on there... & where is hotfile at? :L i would rate then above putlocker

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    1st Apr 2012, 10:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bretteo View Post
    Love it how Rapidhare are no longer on there... & where is hotfile at? :L i would rate then above putlocker
    BRETTEO OMFG LONG TIME NO TALK

    On topic, I don't really see why putlocker is getting dragged into this, probably due to their some-what unique streaming feature.
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    2nd Apr 2012, 07:11 AM
    DepositFiles already start to clean the files and acoounts :/. So it's not an april fool....

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    2nd Apr 2012, 11:12 AM
    MF is already sweeping files, and DF is banning accounts.

    That's spring cleaning for them. Welcome spring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennouji View Post
    That's spring cleaning for them. Welcome spring!

    Hehe so funny

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