Strike Gently, a popular file sharing website, has reported today that they have been closed down by the Feds. The site is displaying the following message – “This domain name has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court under the authority of 18 U.S.C. SS981 and 2323.” Now should we believe that? I don’t think so.
According to many online sources Strike Gently was a file sharing site and it has been reported that many of the downloads available were illegal. Such resports suggest that the government has decided to step in and put a stop to the sites activity. But to me it simply looks like a big practical joke and I am sure the site will be back to normal very soon.
Many sites that have been displaying a variety of illegal downloads have been slowly closing down one after the other over the last year or so. The closing of Strike Gently today is suggested as many as being another one that is on a government hit list. Not so sure that there were ever any illegal downloads on this site. I am sure we will find out when it opens up again very soon.