Uploaded. One year on and nothing has changed.

by Editor on November 1, 2013

It’s been over a year since we published information about Uploaded, however in that year we have been quietly working to make things more difficult for this notorious cyberlocker.

Uploaded is loaded with copyright infringing content. It’s whole business model is based on the premise that there will be more uploads of copyright infringing content than DMCA notices issued to remove that content. It’s a giant game of risk and Uploaded do not care about limiting copyright infringement, they only need to make sure that as much content remains online as possible.

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Uploaded.net use the company Cyando AG at Hauptstrasse 24, 8832 Wollerau, Switzerland as their front of operations. Protected by a shielding corporate structure they continue to operate with complete disregard of all laws pertaining to intellectual property.

Uploaded.net also distributes child exploitation content and bestiality content from it’s servers and seems to do very little to combat it. Most observers looking at Uploaded’s website would make the assumption that this is a reputable provider of cloud services, however the truth is they simply pay uploaders to upload copyright infringing content.


Upload Monkeys

Remaining unchanged from a year ago is that Uploaded pays rewards to uploaders based on the sales of memberships referred by that uploader’s links.

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This results in copyright infringing content being shared with abandon. Nobody is going to buy memberships for downloading from a file locker if all they can get is videos of people’s birthdays, weddings, dogs or cats. People pay for memberships to file lockers so they can have unrestricted access to terabytes of popular copyright infringing content.

Pirate Software

In our 2012 piece, we found Microsoft Windows 7 was available on Uploaded. This year it’s Windows 8 as well.

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Windows 7 is still available for those who want it.

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Maybe you want Avid Pro Tools HD ? No problem, Uploaded has it despite numerous reports of copyright infringement sent to Uploaded about Avid software.

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Uploaded could filter out this content, make it unavailable and delete it based upon title, but they don’t. Why would they ? It’s worth too much revenue to them to allow the infringement of Avid IP.

Adobe Lightroom is not spared either. Almost every title of current software is illegally shared on Uploaded.

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Hollywood Movies

You can download a HD version of American Pie from Uploaded.

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We have found over 175 block buster movies on Uploaded today. Shared multiple times, generating huge profits for Uploaded.

Incest, Child Pornography and Bestiality

Uploaded is obviously not keeping illegal files from being shared, we wondered how much illegal content could be found in 60 seconds and here’s what we came up with.

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Incest above and rape with a touch of child exploitation below.

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Then there is a large amount of bestiality.

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Then a little more child exploitation and rape

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Criminal Enterprise

Uploaded are running a criminal conspiracy to infringe copyright and profit from the sharing of copyright infringing and illegal content.

Externally they try to appear like a reputable company, however scratch beneath the surface and you find a site that is no better than MegaUpload.com was when it was taken down. In fact Uploaded is worse, by an order of magnitude.

It is our stated aim to shut down Uploaded.net and that’s what we intend to do.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

hdtvrelease November 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

f*ck u B*stard

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PD November 2, 2013 at 3:01 am

jajaja uploaded wont close. you make me laugh with these campaing.
im pretty sure you download content from this kind of sites. If copyright owners sell their property cheaper piracy would not exist.

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Yo November 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Haha, garbage website, you want to stop piracy and in reality you live it, without the piracy you would not have this website and would not receive the donations you ask, beggar advantage, opportunistic.

No business know, I envy you, you worry about truncate legitimate businesses regardless jobs behind them

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hahahah November 3, 2013 at 3:19 am

congratulation.
you are able to do screenshots of letters on a website.
How the f*ck can you prove these files actually contain illegal content without viewing it?
example:
you are a company building cars. Of cours you sell the cars you build to people. One day somebody uses your car to smuggle tons of cocaine.. who is responsible? You, or the guy driving the car?
You can imagine the same with a hote and somebody beeing killed in a room without the knowlege of the owner.

piracy will always find its way….as you said: One year on and nothing has changed, and nothing will change. :)

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skiddie November 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

“How the f*ck can you prove these files actually contain illegal content without viewing it?”
He can’t. And if uploaded.net was such a bad site according to him why haven’t they had any lawsuits against them like other Swiss filehosts such as Rapidshare :)

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ttytty November 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

kingfiles.net/?op=payments this file host use Paypal long time.

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Bob Marley November 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Wow. This blog is one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

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Hans November 15, 2013 at 1:22 am

This is ridiculous. Everyone knows that the “mom and daughter sex” videos on the internet are just porn that some idiot renamed. Furthermore, incest and bestiality is not illegal in certain countries.

You can find warez on any site that allows users to upload content. Google drive, live drive, mediafire..Mega blocks certain file names so now users simply upload password protected files with scrambled names. Now what?

I highly dislike the way the author or owner of this website judges websites based on file names and uploading reward offers. Uploaded is a warez hive, agreed, but you really should try to find better ways of reasoning, or no one will take you seriously.

You should judge them only by what they do to prevent piracy:
1. Recognizing file names with infringing content and have a person manually review the files
2. Recognizing md5 hashes of infringing files
3. Offering copyright holders ways to delete infringing content without having to contact the abuse team. With strict rules and punishment, in case something that was not infringing is deleted, of course.
4. Reviewing the account of users that ordered payout of their referral money.
5. Using bots to find and delete links in warez forums.
6. Adjusting their reward programs to make it unattractive for pirated content.

Last but not least, content will always be shared; your website only mentions filelockers, what about torrents, private trackers, emule, retroshare, TOR?

These are all important parts of the internet that you can not simply wipe, especially because they have important functions. E.g. torrents serve twitter and people like me to distribute updates across servers, or TOR serves whistleblowers.

TL;DR: I think you don’t understand the internet.

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Alisa November 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

As car manufacture you would have to install special tracking device with camera on every car which have to detect any illigal activity and report it directly to police, plus may be some button which will stop the car in case such activity is detected. And also if you drive 130 km per hour they will lower your speed and give you a ticket :)

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Rick O'Shea November 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Uploaded actively protects repeat infringers who are connected with their affiliate program and are therefore complicit in illegal activity.

I filed numerous DMCA notices relating to files posted by the same infringer over a period of two weeks. Every time the file was removed (which seems to be taking Uploaded longer and longer these days) the file was re-upped by the same infringer.

The total DMCA notices for this one individual was in excess 100 and each was accompanied by a request that they ban this person from profiting from infringing our rights. As you’d expect from a criminal organization no action was taken and this upload monkey is still being rewarded for his illegal activites.

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llololz November 28, 2013 at 1:52 am

Andim assuming you were hired to do so by the owners of the said material?
Somehow I doubt it…

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Rick O'Shea November 30, 2013 at 8:01 am

Your assumption is incorrect. I am the owner of the content.

Interestingly Uploaded have announced an auto takedown process for rights holders in the last week. I’d wager it was under pressure from sites like Stop File Lockers together with Uploaded’s desperate need to appease the payment processors on which they depend. Could it be that once takedowns are instant, infringers will go elsewhere and Uploaded’s business model won’t survive?

Time will tell

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aerhej November 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

So what are you going to do once uploaded disappeared? People will still share your content illegally. Maybe via Torrents, via a secure VPN. Then you’ll take down the VPN providers, they will establish private trackers or sharing networks (already happening).

Uploaded.net alone is not responsible for piracy of your content and taking it down won’t help a bit.

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Rick O'Shea December 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Of course it’ll always exist but take the profit out of piracy and it will decline markedly. You can see this already on WJunction with upload monkeys complaining that their ‘earnings’ get shaved and how there’s little point in continuing. That’s why you see the death threats here – coz they’re not making the $s they used to and they don’t like it.

As a copyright holder, it’s one thing knowing people ‘share’ your work because they love it and want to spread the word, but it’s another knowing people are only doing it for financial reward.

Cyberlockers are only interested in money and most users are blinded by the ‘it’s free for me therefore they’re the good guys’ idea. It’s easy to pretend you’re honorable when you give shit away but most cyberlocker owners are opportunist criminals who have their fingers in lots of unsavory pies, laughing at how easy it is to pull the wool over the eyes of the ‘everyone gets a prize’ generation who defend them at every opportunity.

Be clear, Uploaded and the others are only interested in one thing and when that is diminished they’ll look elsewhere for their fast and easy $’s

drhouse November 28, 2013 at 5:19 am

There’s nothing you can really do about piracy as it stands. We have passed the time when it could have been stopped. If you have ideas about creating incentives to impact behavior, then feel free to share them. Torrent sites will take up the load if websites are shutdown. In the past, they would shutdown the largest torrent sites, which was a viable tactic, since they hosted the actual files needed to track server traffic. However, this technology has advanced into magnetic torrents, which are trackerless, so that even shutting down websites still means the traffic won’t be effected and a new index can be recreated almost anywhere on the web.

So, if your only answer is to shutdown or ban websites, while you may win a battle, you’ll have lost the war. Nobody really cares how angry or emotional you people get over 1′s and 0′s in configurations that you don’t approve. Either come up with a viable solution or grow up, because all your hair-pulling looks pathetic and it’s a fact: nobody likes an emo.

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aerhej November 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I fully agree with you, drhouse. Content will always be shared and not even the most invasive techniques like used in China or Iran, to filter the internet, would be able to prevent this.

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Kelly December 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I think it’s pretty nervy of you to just assume everyone who uploads to these websites is partaking in piracy and copyright theft. Your website is ridiculous, and I hope YOUR SITE is shut down. You’re full of hatred for all file hosts. Sure, there’s users who will upload copyright content, but what about the family videos and such that are too big for email attachments? Users come to places like this to share those videos.

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James December 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Rather than fighting to shut down ALL filehosts, why don’t you fight for the ban of all recording devices including DVD-RW??? We all know that even IF the internet were shut down, piracy WILL still live long and prosper!

All this anti file-hosts start to make me sick! Not everyone store illegal stuff online, you know! Those people were clearly victims to this online crusade.

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No King December 12, 2013 at 4:08 am

Robert, mission impossible. You’re just a LOSER!

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Someone December 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I’m suprised there’s still people as ignorant as you, to believe in prohibition.
It doesn’t matter what it is, if people want it, there will be someone to deliver.. the more you try to destroy what’s centered, the more you spread it out.
Filelockers are no exception, actually one of the best examples to the statement above.
Megaupload was closed, Rapidshare killed themselves, the two biggest filelockers closed, and what did the MAFIAA archieve? absolutely nothing! Rapidgator & Uploaded amongst others took over, along with 100s and 100s of others filelockers spawning up.

They killed hotfile, Hotfile was known as the most aggresive host in terms of removing infriging content almost instantly and at the same time md5 and filter ban files, and thus faded away from being a popular host, yet it was a target, good job you killed a host which for most part was used by regular people for personal files, definitely not by illegal filesharers.

Keep going with your pathetic cause, and be the direct cause of hundreds of new hosts spawning up, which you and the fools at MAFIAA have to deal with.
That is how it has always been, and how it will continue to be.

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eat a **** December 31, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I needed a stock ROM for my android phone…But guess where the file was hosted. Hotfile…So thanks a lot. Thanks for killing legitimate hosted files…fing pricks….

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tiger January 12, 2014 at 5:29 am

bestiality is not prohibitet in the World, man ycountries who allow it so plaes edont publish so stupid comments

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