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Anonymous little birdie dishes the dirt on Filesonic/Wupload

From: Mr Anonymous
Subject: Random

Message Body:
I came across your site and figured you’d like to know the following:

FileSonic and wUpload are the same owners/site. WUpload was setup as a backup plan in case filesonic ever gets taken to court or giving a lawsuit (like hotfile did). This way, if one goes down, the other remains. I did get their company records and what not, from the appropriate government resource (you can also pay to see their accounting), they are run by the same people, a couple of unprofessional kids.

WJunction, you said seems to be used by many people in “warez”. You should know this already but wjunction was started as a warez webmaster forum, it was created by the katz.cd staff at the time as a place to offer support for their site. It is a warez forum and always will be. Also at this time it has a joint ownership, a dutch guy and some anonymous guy.

If you really want to take these sites down, I suggest you get in contact with BREIN or, in the case of the filehosts, a US equivalent.

If BREIN were to take down ECATEL, a “bulletproof” host, world spam would drop, half the warez websites in the world would die and everyone else would rush to remove their sites from the country (NL).

As for the filehosts, their mistake is that they advertise directly, personally, to the members of wjunction, a warez forum. In court, this would prove that they aim to host warez and know full well that they are. In which case, safe harbour provisions would no longer apply because they are asking pirates to store copyrighted data on their servers. This is similar to how hotfile’s lawsuit came about.

Someone will take these hosts down one day, it just takes effort and time. They are run by kids, they would never stand a chance in court, so as soon as they get a lawsuit on their hands, they’re done for.

Update on Filesonic and Wupload being so similar

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the similarities between Filesonic and Wupload:

http://takedownpiracy.com/2011/06/wupload-filesonic-same-company-or-just-copycats/

Turns out, according to what I’ve been told…the “front man” for Wupload is the cousin of the guy running Filesonic.  How convenient?

Recently Filesonic announced that they were partnering with Vobile to do digital fingerprinting to ID copyrighted material being distributed on their network.  Now unless I’m missing something, this will not be possible with password encrypted rar/zip files and I don’t see how they would do it with even unpassworded  (?) rar/zip files since they would have to combine all the files themselves.

So this seems on the surface to be pretty meaningless.  The only thing Filesonic could do would be to restrict all rar/zip files, which would pretty much ensure that the copyright infringing uploaders that Filesonic’s business is based upon would flee to another service.

If only the people behind Filesonic had another cyberlocker service that they could put all their efforts into….hmmmmm….maybe they should call their “cousin”.  :O)

Wupload & Filesonic – Same company or just copycats?

When you send DMCA notices to file storage sites Filesonic and Wupload you get an eerily similar response both in time and look:


We have deleted the files you requested,

Wupload Abuse team
—————–


We have deleted the files you requested,

Filesonic Abuse team
—————–

These notices usually come in around the same times as well. Wupload is a rather new player on the cyberlocker scene, while Filesonic, which used to be SharingMatrix, is the preferred host for criminal commerical copyright infringers but Wupload has made a huge push recently.

So are they one and the same, or is Wupload just copying Filesonic’s look and feel? Hmmmmmmmm 😉