UltraMegaBit has been under active investigation by the Stop File Lockers project for some time. Up until now we have not said much regarding what we know about this site. However we have been quietly amassing evidence of systemic commercial copyright infringement.
UltraMegaBit has promoted itself as a file locker service that cannot be touched by those of us who are working to mitigate commercial piracy, however this hasn’t proved to be true as UltraMegaBit had their Paypal account terminated just a day ago.
We have information which suggests that UltraMegaBit are not being entirely honest about their affiliations, however we’ll play along for a while, it will all become clear as our investigations progress. The fact is that having a merchant account is not the key to immunity that UltraMegaBit would have their up loaders believe. All merchants in the Visa and Mastercard payments systems have to comply with their acquiring bank contract. UltraMegaBit should read these contracts carefully, or perhaps they already know their responsibilities and just choose to ignore them.
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UltraMegaBit, like most file locker services we have investigated, have an affiliate program which rewards up loaders for uploads of copyright infringing content based on the number of downloads that content receives. They have posted on popular forums to gain up loaders of content which is a necessary pre-requisite to then make money from offering premium memberships to people wanting to download the same content.
The first and fatal mistake of most file lockers we deal with is providing unchecked incentives to people who would upload infringing content, especially when those incentives are advertised on a forum like WJunction. This mistake will become clear to the owners of UltraMegaBit over time, however we are not quite at that stage yet.
Once UltraMegaBit put in place it’s rewards scheme for up loaders it received a sudden influx of affiliates who were only too happy to fill UltraMegaBit’s servers with many gigabytes of infringing content.
Let us explore the extent of copyright infringement that has evolved since UltraMegaBit opened it’s doors. Below are a handful of links and screenshots from folders residing on UltraMegaBit’s servers.
UltraMegaBit generates links from file names as per the examples below.
Clicking on a link takes you to a download page where you are offered the chance to buy a premium membership, which will let you download all the copyright infringing content you can within the plan limits.
UltraMegaBit has been a work in progress over recent weeks, there have been several bugs which programmers working on the site have been working through. As it turns out with every imperfect piece of software that has been rushed to market, the danger exists that you might unwittingly leave the back door open. We’ll have more to say about UltraMegaBit as we progress with our investigations.