Hotfile Ordered To Share User Data With The MPAA
The following mainly applies only to users from America, but it may lead to Hotfile’s demise internationally.
A quote from that article:
“In their ongoing battle with the MPAA, the Florida-based file-hosting service Hotfile has suffered a major loss. A federal court has ordered Hotfile to disclose user data, the identities and revenues of their top affiliates, and financial information on the company itself. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan argued that the MPAA needs this info to prove that Hotfile is promoting and profiting from copyright infringement.”
I would advise you guys to read the whole article. Very sad and disturbing news. From here on out, I will not use Hotfile in any of my posts. Granted this is the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), but still.