Chomikuj.pl

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chomikuj.pl
Type of site
File hosting service
Founded 2006
Owner FS File Solutions Limited
Website chomikuj.pl
Alexa rank 1,347 (February 2013)[1]
Commercial yes

chomikuj.pl,[2][3][4][5][6] or Chomik (Polish for hamster), is a Polish-language file hosting service founded in 2006.[6] As of February 2013 it was the 15th most popular website in Poland.[1]

Any type of file can be published on the web site. Unregistered users can instantly retrieve files sizes of 1 MB. After registration, a user is not subject to any limit when downloading a single file, but is limited to 50 MB transfer a week. Transfer limit can be increased by paying for additional bandwidth.[citation needed]

In 2015 it was successfully sued for copyright infringement.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "chomikuj.pl Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ Michiel van Blommestein (July 17, 2012). "Publishers get ready to go to war with Poland's version of MegaUpload". ZDNet. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Polish File-Sharing Site Target of Copyright Lawsuits at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 June 2014)
  4. ^ Marcin Maj (December 9, 2013). "Microsoft usuwa z sieci pliki z Ubuntu, a służą do tego... prawa autorskie" (in Polish). Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Marta Wawrzyn (July 26, 2012). "Tajemniczy założyciele Chomikuj.pl. Kim są i czemu nie lansują się w mediach?" (in Polish). Gadżetomania.pl. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Michał Michał Wilmowski (January 20, 2012). "Skąd Polacy najczęściej ściągają pliki?" (in Polish). Gadżetomania.pl. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Polish Filmmakers' Association sues Chomikuj.pl for contributory IP infringement" (Originally published in E-commerce law reports vol. 15 issue 4.)

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