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FileSonic Fears Megaupload-like Fate, Shuts File Sharing Services

It seems like the online file sharing industry is in a panic state after the US government's punitive strike against Megaupload last week as FileSonic has disabled its file sharing services.

Apparently, the company intends to run as a back-up service provider only in order to avoid being dragged into a Megaupload like dreadful situation. FileSonic describes itself as an "Unlimited storage company". It however, confirmed that the site will be allowing users to retrieve their personal files.

"All sharing functionality of FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally," a statement on Filesonic read.

It is not clear yet whether or not the company can actually take those steps, as upon withdrawing the file sharing services, it is likely to come under the wrath of all those paid subscribers who have already made payments to take advantage of the site's offerings.

Not only did the US government enforce a ban on Megaupload, it also orchestrated the arrest of its four top-executives in New Zealand.

[Source: Reuters]