Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ukraine Shuts Down Largest File Sharing Website

Ukrainian police shut down the country's most popular file sharing website,, accusing its owners of illegally distributing copyright-protected software, music and videos. The move was a result of complaints by software companies such as Microsoft and Adobe, police said. "During a search at the website (owners') office and data centers, police confiscated numerous computers... including 200 servers containing about 6,000 terabytes of information in total," the Interior Ministry said in a statement. "Police have found out that the website was run by a citizen of Latvia." Under Ukrainian laws, the website's owners could face up to five years in prison if found guilty, it said.'s users numbered in the millions, according to police.

1 comment:

  1. this is so expected because after the Sopa is going to legal in the Europe.