One Another popular file sharing network hotfile.com have been shut down by united states Federal Court on Copyright Violation. The website was ordered to Pay $80m to Movie studios, and to use filtering technology to prevent Copyright infringement, until then the website was ordered to remain shut down.
Hotfile is one of the largest file sharing network started in 2009 with more than 5.3 m users now. Movie studios have claimed that more than 90% of daily downloads from hotfile contains copyrighted contents. On accessing the website now, a Image with a message says,
As a Result of United States Federal Court having found Hotfile.com to be in Violation of Copyright law, the site has been permanently shut down. If you are looking for your favorite movies or TV shows online, there are more ways then ever today to get high quality access to them on legal platforms.
Although the website was asked to remain shut down until it uses filtering technology, but this message says something else.
Seems like the website has been permanently shut down.
In early October this year ‘Isohunt’, Bitorrent search engine was shut down on the claim of Copyright Violation.