Type of site
|Available in||Chinese, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish|
|Owner||Red-Sky Sp. z.o.o.|
|Alexa rank||68,566 (14 December 2014[update])|
FilesTube was a metasearch engine established in 2007, which specialized in searching files in various file sharing and uploading services, such as Mega. It also included sections for videos, games, lyrics and software.
On December 1, 2014, FilesTube discontinued its file-search service and became a free service for streaming licensed independent movies and documentaries. As of July 2016, site redirects to viewster.com, site providing access to limited number of licensed content, including Anime and movies.
Name and 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.
Copyright infringement and blocking
While it operated as a search engine, FilesTube said it removed copyrighted content from its search results on request. However, it was blocked by court order or government action in several countries:
- Malaysia in June 2011 (no longer blocked as of May 2014)
- The United Kingdom in October 2013
- Turkey in January 2010
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- "The FilesTube homepage contains a bar at the top of the page used to categorize and search specific download types".
- "[FilesTube] is a dedicated search site to find downloadable files such as audio, video and documents".
- "About Us". www.filestube.com. www.filestube.com. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "English entry in Red-Sky's portfolio".
- "Jenkins: Convenience is just an app away".
- "FilesTube's DMCA policy".
- FilesTube Secures New Domain To Bypass Domain Blocking, June 19, 2011
- Lucian Parfeni (29 October 2013). "ExtraTorrent, BitSnoop, Torrentz.eu, and FilesTube to Be Blocked in the UK on October 30". softpedia.
- "Sky Help: Our approach to protecting copyright". sky.com.
- "www.filestube.com « Erişime Engellenen Siteler". engelliweb.com.