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

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  1. jass11

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    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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    Wow,My hotfile account has been generating some autopilot cash from refferals and my downloads :p
    I guess its gone now..
     
  2. faithjhung

    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow big file hosting gets shut down like pancakes nowadays.
     
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    After Magavideos Now Hotfiles. So whats next.?!!
     
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    Shut down like... pancakes...

    hmmm...
     
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  5. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    US Gov again... They are just out of money, so closing all top sites and requests owners to pay.
     
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  7. hatemachine

    hatemachine Regular Member

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    I've never seen a pancake get shut down.
     
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    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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    I hope they don't shut down Mediafire . . . That's one of my all-time favorites. :)
     
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  10. fren99

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    Hopefully Google
     
  11. lakim0

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    Dreaming isn't bad for health at all
     
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    Mine too. Everyone loves MediaFire because you don't have to wait.
     
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  13. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    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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    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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    That's never going to happen!


    Hotfile will be missed...
     
  16. MiLiTARYiV

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    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.
     
  17. hatemachine

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    Because they are going to pay those 80 millions...

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  18. JustUs

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