I just got this email from a friend. It was posted on Perved.com:
As you might know, some time ago the account of one of our mods was cancelled and a 4 digit payout withheld. The money was intended to fund server and content. The company doing this was FILESONIC. After a week of getting no answers and finally setting an ultimatum, FILESONIC issued a statement.
"We do not want of your business on FileSonic.com. You have uploaded and promoted Underage Content and we have a zero tolerance policy regarding this."
Filesonic activly protects the copyright of underage sites like Kailyn-Teenmodel.com. According to the site the model is 13. They help this webmaster to make money! Interesting double standards, also from a legal point of view, as you will see further down the page.
The files they complain about origin from a perfectly legal site - and filesonic does not deny that. Today, they even named other files then before. Changing reasons, same result: After having sold their accounts to many of our members, they are not interested anymore in new accounts (the don't make money with that, only renewlas make money, as they don't share them with perved.com).
More then a week after complaining, May 4th, they finally donated the money they had not paid out, acting like a dealer who throws away the crack before the cops arrest him. No loss for them, they had to pay it anyway. But they had never donated it if we had not insisted again and again to not keep it.
Also, we found out that Filesonic statics should be taken with extreme caution.Either noone wants these links, or not all downloads are counted. Also, there is clear evidence that membership sales have not been counted. 4 perved members bought liftetime memberships, but only 1 showed up in the statistics (member sent us the transaction-numbers to verifay that)
Now, look at this: In April, Filesonic payed 80% of earnings, plus 25% bonus, plus 5% to site owners.This makes up for 106 %!! If something sounds to good to be true, it most likely is....
If this wasn't bad enough, FILESONIC tries to blackmail us. They don't want us to tell you what happened, so they wrote us this:
"If you wish to go public, we will also go public with this screen capture of a donation we made of your earnings . http://www.filesonic.com/sonic-preview/1292011 [b]We are not afraid "Mr. JBwannabe" aka "OldBlue" aka "Miket587" ... We can and will forward your information to authorities if you wish to go that way."[/b]
So, going to the authorities does not depend on legal standards, but on the fact THAT WE GO PUBLIC. That's plain blackmail. If we would allow that once, we would sell our souls.
Well guys, imagine this company gets a visit from the film industry... guess if they report your data... they most likely will!
Filesonic, there is nothing to hide, so we go public ourselfs. The content posted was legal, and the authorities are much more interested in your business then in the sets you deleted.
A Hoster that is a risk for our members cannot been tolerated. For that reason, we had to permanently ban FILESONIC. We are sorry about this, but we had no choice, and no way to resolve the issue could be found. We ask you to inform your friends on other boards. Give them a warning. Post it in blogs. Send it on Facebook and Twitter. Post it in the newsgroups: Let the world know.
We know there are problems on other boards as well, so we will work together on this.
AND we encourage everyone to backup their data via remote upload and CANCEL their account.
Wow! How the hell did my name get mixed up in this?
A. I don't live in Hong Kong!
B. I don't have, nor ever have had, a filesonic account. And if I did, I sure as hell wouldn't have left $1,200 in it!
C. I'm not a member of Perved although I'm going to join just to yell at that goon for posting that crap with my name in it when he knows I'm not the same person as OldBlue.
D. I've never uploaded anything to Filesonic and have only dl maybe a dozen things over the past year or so.
E. I'm not Oldblue or that other guy. googling miket587 clearly shows he and oldblue are the same, though. I'm guessing he made some posts using my name. I haven't been able to find them, though.
F. Worst of all, people are passing this post along and people are now connecting me with uploading pictures of 13 year olds. Lovely! I wonder if I can sue filesonic for defamation! =)
So I have no idea how I got tangled up in this mess. Thankfully, if it comes down to it, paypay can prove that I only have 1 paypal account and it's not OldBlue's!
Not much of an update I know, sorry.