The most famous file-sharing service shut down for piracy Ukraine

The most famous file-sharing service shut down for piracy UkraineFile sharing service ex.ua was closed on January 31 as part of a criminal investigation of infringement of copyright and related rights. This is with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said "Ukrainian Truth".

The investigation lasted for about six months and was initiated by international companies, reports the publication to the representative office. In the Ukrainian-language version of the article states that they included Adobe Systems, Microsoft, and Graphisoft.

During a search authorized by the court, were seized computer equipment and a hundred servers, which, according to the Interior Ministry, hosts more than 600 terabytes of data. Also, police questioned 16 service workers. The question of bringing them to justice will be resolved after the investigative and remedial measures.

Responsibility for the second part of Article 176 of the Criminal Code under which a criminal case, provides for up to five years in prison and confiscation of equipment and copies of the works, according to "Ukrainian Truth".

Service ex.ua is, according to Alexa, 11 in popularity in Ukraine among all resources, and is a most popular file hosting services in the country. The resource was created in 2009 and allows you to upload files up to 50 GB.

As indicated by the "Ukrainian Truth", the first service in January 2012 closed the public access to a parody of a New Year speech of Viktor Yanukovych. Administration ex.ua explained by the fact that she does not want to turn recreational resource in place for political debate, and these videos caused mixed reactions of users.

Close message ex.ua also appeared on the website of MIA of Ukraine, but soon after this online resource department was unavailable.

January 19 was closed most popular file hosting service in the world Megaupload. After that, several smaller file-sharing services have closed or have limited functionality.

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