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Ukraine shuts down file sharing site over copyright concerns

updated 10:40 pm EST, Wed February 1, 2012

Hackers attack Interior Ministry website

Ukrainian authorities have reportedly shut down file sharing site Ex.ua over alleged copyright violations, just weeks after US authorities pushed to shutter Megaupload. A spokesman with the Interior Ministry, Volodymyr Polishchuk, suggests the site was closed following complaints from a variety of companies, including Microsoft and Adobe.

Ex.ua is described as the most popular file-sharing site in Ukraine, drawing the ire of software companies and other content producers. The Recording Industry Association of America has also listed the site as one of the largest piracy hosts.

Law enforcement authorities reportedly seized approximately 200 servers, while 16 employees currently face questioning. It remains unclear if some or all of the staff will be charged over the allegations of copyright violation.

Hackers are said to have retaliated against the government, disabling the Interior Ministry website and another site related to the Ukrainian president. [via AP]



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    What exactly was SOPA needed for?

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