Today Hotfile closed for business. This is a watershed achievement for all those involved in bringing Hotfile to account for it’s massive copyright infringement.
Earlier this year, we had Hotfile terminated by Paypal. This was a massive hit to Hotfile’s finances as memberships paid via Paypal was it’s largest source of income. Hotfile was also in court with the MPAA who finally won the case against this cyberlocker.
As a result, Hotfile closed with the notice displayed in the image above. All files are now gone.
The Hotfile case proves that no file locker, no matter how big or small, can survive the will of rights holders to take commercial copyright infringement head on.