Megaupload closure has resulted in a shift of traffic to other destinations mostly in Europe. The continuous traffic like that has changed only sidewalk

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With closed Megaupload many expected to see the first data and analysis on the exchange of files via the cyberlockers. If Megaupload, the rogue site par excellence, it was 30% of all downloads of files on the network, its fall would be a "step forward" and victory for proponents of copyright. It seems not, and contrary to what the FBI could think, the closure of the Dotcom company has led to a movement to other destinations outside United States, companies mainly based in Europe are rubbing their hands with the arrival of the cyberlocker traffic. Traffic continues and is the same, only that has changed "sidewalk", to other international destinations.

The analysis has been carried out by Deepfield Networks and shows how only for 1 hour - Megaupload closed January 19 - was lost between 2% and 3% of the total volume of traffic.

In October of 2011 was Sandvine Networks Global Internet Phenomena which reported that contrary to what one might think, streaming video contributes more to the traffic that the exchange of files, i.e. that platforms like MegaVideo outweighed the online games. Data talked about decreased 53.6% compared to 16.6% of web browsing or 14.3% of Exchange files.

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Deepfield shows us how after the closure, Sandvine published an analysis where Megaupload became responsible for 0.98% of all traffic on United States. Provided for users to pass to other cyberlocker like Mediafire, RapidShare, Zshare.

And so was, but only during the following days. The impact dominated the leader of direct exchange produced the closure of and X 7, Fileserve and Filesonic banned third party file downloads, forbade any IP from United States use your service to avoid violating laws in the country. Even others like VideoBB and VideoZer ended with its programs of rewards for the most popular downloads.

Although everything seems to indicate that Megaupload closure would have worked through fear, is not the case, simply changed the pattern of distribution. On January 18, the day of the RAID, MegaVideo supposed 34.1 per cent of all traffic online, Filesonic, its closest competitor, was 19.1%.

The next day, January 19, Megaupload and the resignation of Filesonic, Putlocker stood first with 27.5% of all downloads followed by NovaMov and Mediafire.

RapidShare, Filefactory, Depositfiles or Hotfile began to experience strong increases in visits, demonstrating that the measure against Megaupload detubo users and less to alternative services. If the agencies behind this hoped that now people migrated en masse to services like iTunes, they were clearly wrong. Sites waiting with arms open to widowers of MU, celebrate growth of hundreds of thousands of extra visitors, as shown in the chart with information from various sites of traffic measurement.

And in Filepost, Hulkshare,, and visits, have also grown up so the migration trend before the disappearance of the giant of files to share is fairly traffic does not

Likewise, remains by far the largest cyberlocker Internet with 2,500 million page views dear, which represents more than twice the size of MU just before being shot down. But despite the showcase, the company claims that "we have one of the strictest regulations among other storage services and there is no need to make changes".

What does it mean? Analysis of Deppfield Networks shows how he went from one company as a source several, up to six companies have currently collected the witness of the cyberlocker getting 80% of all file sharing on the network traffic.

The analysis tells us that although there are hundreds of sites of searches and indexes of downloads, both legal and illegal, most of the files are hosted on the disks of data center of six companies of hosting services.

At the same time, tells us that with the shift to Putlocker, NovaMov, and Mediafire files are being shared over distances longer than before, because the three major suppliers downloads found mainly in Europe. Now, instead of United States servers, most Exchange traffic now comes from Europe.

Nothing to do with the argument that after Megaupload would be a world without illegal downloads. As we have said other times, following the closure of a site other options are displayed. Not even is a shift of the cyberlockers to P2P (that also will have occurred), there has only been a change of territory, a closed business that has delivered benefits among several coming to "share" the traffic does not