Anticipating this, several alternative sites have shut down their file sharing services. This includes FileServe and FileSonic.
In addition, with the same reason, sites like Uploaded.to block all internet protocol addresses (IP) based in the United States.
Indeed, as quoted by VentureBeat, is still difficult to estimate site-sharing sites which will be closed.
"The Case Megaupload can be a bad precedent for the business-sharing site," said Felix Wu, from the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Although there is no certainty, the following 15 sites sharing that could potentially be the next target:
Site based in Hong Kong was made by the two founders of The Pirate Bay. Two weeks ago, it announced it would discontinue the service because the case Megaupload increasingly heated.
Indeed, this site is officially banned upload harmful content copyright of others. But on the other hand, penggunananya to share pirated content is very easy.
Site based in Cyprus can upload files up to 300MB for free without registration. If the list is a member, users can upload files up to 2GB for free too.
This site also offers membership "Gold" which allows users to download files quickly and without ads. Premium service is similar to that provided by Megaupload.
3. Divx Stage
The site is openly offered to pay 10 dollars for each upload of 1000 film. Users can upload files up to 1GB.
This site allows users to upload files of songs and letting other people can listen to songs with the player who provided exclusively by HulkShare
Texas-based site allows users to upload files up to 200MB without a list. MediaFire also widely used for users to share files illegally, although banned by the manager.
This site allows users to upload files up to 10GB and the user pays according to the number of downloads the file belongs to them.
How multi-level marketing, each measuring a minimum of 5MB of premium downloads will get one point. Points can be redeemed for cash if it reaches a certain amount.
The site is similar to Divx Stage. Users will be appreciated if it is able to upload movies of up to 2GB in size. Paid 10 dollars for each upload of 1000 film is also offered here.
From the side view, this site seems fine. But its simplicity as "an online video storage service" to make this site could be a target of the investigation.
PutLocker allows users to upload files up to 1GB for free and can stream video without time limit. On February 1 later on, this site will discontinue its affiliate program that gives cash prizes to users.
Site based in Switzerland is one of the oldest sharing sites and are known globally. This site never caught a legal problem, but continue to operate and serve millions of users.
On site is also no limit to upload and download files, but to be able to download files quickly to go through the registration process and paid.
As PutLocker, SockShare will also terminate its affiliate program. In SockShare unggahnya limit is 1GB (free) and 5GB (premium).
This site provides a service to upload files up to 2GB. To download the files above 1GB, users must pay.
Membership costs 8 U.S. dollars per month, or slightly less if paid at once for several months.
Much like UpLoadHere, except for a cheaper fee for premium service. Free users can only download files under 1GB and must not be downloaded more than one file simultaneously.
Site based in Hong Kong is estimated is the second largest after sharing site Megaupload. The free service can be used to download up to 2GB.
Sites that are purely based in Hong Kong for free and earning revenue from advertising. The user limitation can only upload and download files up to 100MB.