ONE OF THE BIGGEST, BADDEST CONTENT THEFT SITES GOES LEGIT?
The website filestube.com was one of the largest “linking sites” included in our "Good Money Gone Bad” report this past February. According to the research by MediaLink, the 283 linking Sites made around $60 million in advertising revenue last year - with a profit margin of more than 80 percent. With a vast library of links to stolen movies and television shows, filestube.com was one of the big earners on our list.
But as of December 1, filestube.com appears to have "gone good.” Below is the new home page that went up today:
This could be a pivotal moment in the fight to stop content theft. We will also be watching to see if this means safer downloads and an end to massive amounts of malware pushed out by many of the old filestube.com’s competitors. We don’t know how or why this happened, but we applaud the decision to go legit.