Megaupload and its executives, FileSonic has disabled the file sharing abilities that users have come to expect from this service. Megaupload is a file-sharing service that was shut down this past Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI on charges of online piracy among others. Both free and paying users are affected by this change in services and policy and now users can only access content they have saved and uploaded on the FileSonic website themselves. It looks like FileSonic has become cautious of its own possible future brush with the US Feds. If this becomes a trend with other major file-sharing companies, than maybe SOPA and PIPA are not even needed to hinder the internet and that scares us.
Megaupload was taken down for violating piracy laws. As a retaliation, notorious hacker group Anonymous took down the servers and websites of the Department of Justice, FBI and Universal. It seems that Anonymous threaten to take down more websites and servers if Megaupload is not reinstated in 72 hours (now 65 hours from the time of writing).