FilesTube

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FilesTube
Filestube current logo.gif
Web address FilesTube.com
Slogan Download everything!
Type of site
Metasearch engine
Available in Chinese, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Owner Red-Sky Sp. z.o.o.
Launched June 2007[1]
Alexa rank
Decrease 68,566 (14 December 2014)[2]

FilesTube used to be a metasearch engine established in 2007, which specialized in searching files in various file sharing and uploading services, such as Mega.[3] It also included sections for videos, games, lyrics and software.[4][5]

On December 1, 2014, FilesTube discontinued its file-search service and became a free service for streaming licensed independent movies and documentaries.[6]

It is owned by Polish company Red-Sky.[7]

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The old logo of FilesTube, showing a very close resemblance to YouTube's logo.

The name and logo of the website are in the style of the video-sharing website YouTube. While the old logo looked almost identical to the YouTube logo (with "Files" replacing "You" and the logo color being blue), slight changes have been made to the current logo.

Reception[edit]

In 2010, Donnie Jenkins of Chattanooga Times Free Press called the website "a dedicated search site to find downloadable files such as audio, video and documents".[8]

Copyright infringement and blocking[edit]

While it operated as a search engine, FilesTube said it removed copyrighted content from its search results on request.[9] However, it was been blocked by court order or government action in two countries:

Accounts[edit]

FilesTube can be accessed and used by anyone. However, there are some features of FilesTube that require an account to use. When creating an account, FilesTube requires the user's email address and a unique username and password.[13]

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