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Cheggit no more – gone for good.

If you don’t know what Cheggit was, it was the current biggest porno tracker in the world. In the past, there was PureTNA and Empornium, and both of those went down at the same time. At which time, everyone migrated to the then 3rd biggest – Cheggit. The influx of disembodied users from the two other sides mostly ended up going to Cheggit, and it ended up the biggest porno tracker in the world.

Cheggit has been supposedly under technical maintenance for the past week, but it turns out the Admins were just slapping one another’s cocks together deciding what to do in light of all the legal actions in wake of MegaUpload.

If you hadn’t heard – most file sharing sites have went dark after MegaUpload went down, in fear of the same happening to them. Others, they removed hundreds of thousands of files and banned thousands of users. DDLing for anime, for instance, has nearly screeched to a halt on some popular sharing sites.

Cheggit going away though… that’s a big hit. That was the biggest tracker for porn. In other words, it’s a lot like if Megaupload, Wikipedia, Twitter or Youtube were to suddenly refuse service.

You can see some smug little anti-piracy bastard gloating about it here.

Seems like most people are going to the new Empornium (hell, I didn’t even know it existed), or Deviloid. I’ve been on Deviloid for over a year and I can tell you that it’s not that great. Its search sucks and it has pretty poor peerage. Not very well presentations either. So, if you’re coming from Cheggit looking for a new home… Empornium is probably the place to go…….. again.

Anyways, here’s some info about file sharing sites:

MegaUpload – Closed.
FileServe – Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.
FileJungle – (Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.
UploadStation – (Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.
FileSonic – (Owned by FileServe)Sharing disabled. Closed affiliate program. Deleting files and accounts.Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.
VideoBB – (Owned by FileServe)Closed affiliate program.
Uploaded.to – Banned USA IP addresses.
FilePost – Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)
VideoZer – Closed affiliate program.
4shared – Deleting multiple files.

– MegaUpload – Closed.
– FileServe – Closing does not sell premium.
– FileJungle – Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
– UploadStation – Locked in the U.S..
– FileSonic – the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
– VideoBB – Closed! would disappear soon.
– Uploaded – Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
– FilePost – Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
– Videoz – closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA.
– 4shared – Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
– MediaFire – Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors pro FBI
-Org torrent – could vanish with everything within 30 days “he is under criminal investigation”
– Network Share mIRC – awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
– Koshiki – operating 100% Japan will not join the SOUP / PIPA
– Shienko Box – 100% working china / korea will not join the SOUP / PIPA
– ShareX BR – group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOUP / PIPA

Damn, when will this shit stop?

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Why was MegaUpload really shut down?

Why was MegaUpload really shut down?

In December of 2011, just weeks before the takedown, Digital Music News reported on something new that the creators of #Megaupload were about to unroll. Something that would rock the music industry to its core. (http://goo.gl/A7wUZ)

I present to you… MegaBox. MegaBox was going to be an alternative music store that was entirely cloud-based and offered artists a better money-making opportunity than they would get with any record label.

“UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings,” MegaUpload founder Kim ‘Dotcom’ Schmitz told Torrentfreak

Not only did they plan on allowing artists to keep 90% of their earnings on songs that they sold, they wanted to pay them for songs they let users download for free.

“We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free,” Dotcom outlined. “Yes that’s right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works.”

Source: Shauna Myers – Google+

Now, I dunno what to make of this. But, it certainly gives them a pretty good reason to go after them now. But! They did say that they’ve been planning it for 2 years now, so this may just be some crackpot conspiracy theory. Though, I’m sure it may have played a part. It’s definitely not like the entire 2 years of preparation was with the foresight of this though.

So anyways, there you have it. The plot thickens…

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