The largest content file sharing site ex.ua in the Ukraine has been closed today after being reported as six-month long investigations into site’s piracy allegations. Those wanting access to the site in the Ukraine today are being met with a site downturn.
According to BBC, the ministry of Internal Affairs on Tuesday during a search of the office and data center resource seized 200 servers with a total of 6000 terabytes of illegal content. Internet Business Click Watcher reports, the site was one of the most popular in Ukraine – occupying from 15% to 25% of all the country’s domestic traffic.
The case is similar to the recent takedown of largest content sharing site Megaupload. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted seven people and two companies which ran Megaupload earlier in January. The site’s founder Kim Dotcom and six others are accused of making $175 and causing $500 million in copyright infringement.