I was just minding my own business, checking out some rare delights over at Dusty Shelf when I discovered that the Multiupload links I clicked on weren't redirecting me. It's probably my stupid laptop playing up I thought, but no it appears the popular mirror site simply vanished about 8 days ago. Apparently this has occurred without any media coverage on the subject, whether it is terminal or temporary we'll have to wait and see but it's logical to fear the worst.
I've had some success doing Google searches for individual files, they should still be hosted on the various file sharing sites to which they were mirrored but it's an annoying process. Take for instance "Bruton BRI 17 - Eklektikos" by Trevor Duncan, I presume this is an exclusive rip to Dusty Shelf and now can't be accessed through Multiupload but after a Google search I was able to locate it at Wupload.
So, not all is lost but it still represents another major blow to file sharing on the internet. A lot of people jumped straight from Megaupload to Multiupload and I feel so sorry for them. I'm fortunate that I chose Mirrorcreator which for now at least is going strong.
The war continues...