The case against MegaUpload may not be going as smooth as the media corporations hoped, but that's assuming Hollywood actually wants Kim Dotcom and company to go to jail.
Obviously, jail time would be a nice bonus, but one major goal has already been achieved, MegaUpload was nuked out of the web and it took several other sites with it.
In the wake of the MegaUpload raid, other cyberlockers felt the long, long and apparently international arm of the FBI stretching towards them and were quick to remove functionality or take down the site entirely.
The effects of the raid are still being felt, in fact it just now claimed its latest victim, FileSonic.
Falling from being one of the top 10 cyberlockers on the web half a year ago to, well, nothing, has been quite dramatic, but the damage has been self-inflicted. The site's admins didn't like what they saw with MegaUpload and quickly took steps to disable public sharing.
Users were only able to download their own files, making the site if not useless then a lot more limited. Now though, the site is disappearing from the web entirely.
Granted, it's not completely gone, unlike the way Demonoid vanished for example
, but things are not looking good. Filesonic.com, the main domain name, no longer works.
that the domain has changed hands and is now owned by a company in the Seychelles, Renovatio Management Limited, not the Hong Kong-based Earnwell LDT which owns Filesonic.
The site's other domain names, Filesonic.net, Filesonic.fr and so on (the company seems to own quite a lot of ccTLDs), though are still registered to the original company and still work, in a way.
They still resolve to the site, but the site itself no longer works. Whether it's because the main domain name is down or because the entire site is dissolving is unclear for now.