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    Default HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    File-hosting website Hotfile has agreed to pay $80 million in damages and was also ordered to stop operations unless it uses copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement of the works of studios, the Motion Picture Association of America said Tuesday.


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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2068920/hotfile-ordered-to-pay-damages-install-copyright-filtering-says-mpaa.html
    Wow,My hotfile account has been generating some autopilot cash from refferals and my downloads :P
    I guess its gone now..




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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Wow big file hosting gets shut down like pancakes nowadays.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    After Magavideos Now Hotfiles. So whats next.?!!

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithislove View Post
    Wow big file hosting gets shut down like pancakes nowadays.
    Shut down like... pancakes...

    hmmm...

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    US Gov again... They are just out of money, so closing all top sites and requests owners to pay.
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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Another good file sharing host is down

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithislove View Post
    Wow big file hosting gets shut down like pancakes nowadays.
    I've never seen a pancake get shut down.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    I love this statement: MPAA CEO Chris Dodd said in a statement that the judgment was another step “toward protecting an Internet that works for everyone.”

    Yep, protecting the Internet for Big Business you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safex View Post
    After Magavideos Now Hotfiles. So whats next.?!!
    I hope they don't shut down Mediafire . . . That's one of my all-time favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safex View Post
    After Magavideos Now Hotfiles. So whats next.?!!
    Hopefully Google

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    Quote Originally Posted by fren99 View Post
    Hopefully Google
    Dreaming isn't bad for health at all
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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by WizGizmo View Post
    I hope they don't shut down Mediafire . . . That's one of my all-time favorites.
    Mine too. Everyone loves MediaFire because you don't have to wait.


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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    big question nobody asked is why did the government have the power to do that to begin with. What mistakes did they make?

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    i have to agree, i love mediafire too, its damn good one, will be really sadden if they shut that down.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fren99 View Post
    Hopefully Google
    That's never going to happen!


    Hotfile will be missed...

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    I'm even more shock that hotfile have 80 million. When you make that much money doing questionable business model, you need to abort mission or sell the business quick once you get some millions and start a new project.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MiLiTARYiV View Post
    I'm even more shock that hotfile have 80 million. When you make that much money doing questionable business model, you need to abort mission or sell the business quick once you get some millions and start a new project.
    Because they are going to pay those 80 millions...


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    Quote Originally Posted by HerpDerpSlerp View Post
    big question nobody asked is why did the government have the power to do that to begin with. What mistakes did they make?
    I wonder who owns ICANN.

    This is why other countries are pushing for a name registry that is not owned by the American government. Until there is a naming registry that is not owned by the American government, the American government can shut down any website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustUs View Post
    I wonder who owns ICANN.

    This is why other countries are pushing for a name registry that is not owned by the American government. Until there is a naming registry that is not owned by the American government, the American government can shut down any website.
    Isn't that depressing?

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Lol, I thought hotfile was down already?
    Haven't seen it in a a year or so.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustUs View Post
    I wonder who owns ICANN.

    This is why other countries are pushing for a name registry that is not owned by the American government. Until there is a naming registry that is not owned by the American government, the American government can shut down any website.
    Well, it could become another hugely bureaucratic organ of the UN, but that's not much of a solution either. They are about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    The problem is that the American is the guy who sort of inventing the Internet.
    It is somehow implied by the TLD naming convention.
    All other country have their own commercial TLD, such as .co.uk, .co.sg, .co.fr, while the US can enjoy their own .com.
    The same thing goes with .gov and .edu. Other countries have to make do with .go.uk while the US enjoy .gov. It's www.healthcare.gov, not www.healthcare.gov.us or something.

    Business related to IT should learn to stay away from US soil.

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    And they escaped the accusations by paying $80 millions? I do not know...this is a good or bad news? o O 0

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    Just think of how many billions that little file sharer made to cough up $80 mil like phlegm.
    Of course, agreeing to pay isn't the same as paying...

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    Default Re: HotFile Shut down by US Govt. and agree to pay $80M ?

    These companies should stop using .Com or .Net domain names
    and start using offshore hosting


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