FilesTube

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FilesTube
Filestube current logo.gif
Type of site
Metasearch engine
Available inChinese, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish
OwnerRed-Sky Sp. z.o.o.
Websitefilestube.com
Alexa rankDecrease 68,566 (14 December 2014)[1]
LaunchedJune 2007[2]
Current statusOffline

FilesTube was 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]

In December 2014, FilesTube discontinued its file-search service and became a free service for streaming licensed independent movies and series.[6] As of July 2016, site redirects to viewster.com, site providing access to limited number of licensed content, including Anime and movies.

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 colour 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 blocked by court order or government action in several countries:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filestube.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  2. ^ "web.archive.org entry on FilesTube". web.archive.org.
  3. ^ "About FilesTube".
  4. ^ "The FilesTube homepage contains a bar at the top of the page used to categorize and search specific download types".
  5. ^ "[FilesTube] is a dedicated search site to find downloadable files such as audio, video and documents".
  6. ^ "About Us". www.filestube.com. www.filestube.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-30. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ "English entry in Red-Sky's portfolio".
  8. ^ "Jenkins: Convenience is just an app away".
  9. ^ "FilesTube's DMCA policy".
  10. ^ FilesTube Secures New Domain To Bypass Domain Blocking, June 19, 2011
  11. ^ Lucian Parfeni (29 October 2013). "ExtraTorrent, BitSnoop, Torrentz.eu, and FilesTube to Be Blocked in the UK on October 30". softpedia.
  12. ^ "Sky Help: Our approach to protecting copyright". sky.com.
  13. ^ "www.filestube.com « Erişime Engellenen Siteler". engelliweb.com.

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