Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down File-Sharing Site

On Jan. 31, the Ukrainian authorities shut down, a popular file-sharing site. A selection of relevant tweets [en, uk, ru] is here: e.g., @sinplotnika [ru]: “The state has deprived you of bread, now it's also decided to take the show [entertainment] away.”; @Urshulia [uk]: “For me, the loss of is the loss of the alternative to TV. […]”; @rlasuria [ru]: “Is [shutdown] #SOPA tricks?)”. More details and comments – at TorrentFreak; reader Taras writes: “In Ukraine movie on BlueRay costs $40 when minimal salary is $120.” Following's shutdown, the Interior Ministry's site has been down for hours; @kotusenko wrote: “[…] is this some sort of hacker retaliation 4”


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