Newsoo.eu closed by French Police, all data is seized.
Since today you might have experienced a offline Newsoo website and connection time-outs with the Usenet services of Newsoo.
Started in 2013 Newsoo (Cedric) started building a Tier 1 platform using 2nd hand servers and routers.
Why closing Newsoo
Today, 23 march 2016, the federal police of strasbourg (France), took Cedric in custody and ceased all the equipment and website as effective immediately.
The company did got many attention because they did not have a ‘correct’ NTD/DMCA policy, much material was available on their servers. Newsoo got major popularity on Reddit due to his transparency, he updated his twitter account always with the newest info about new hardware, networks updates etc.
A recent court decision entitled Newsoo as a software program for Usenet and not a Tier 1 Usenet Provider.
Usenetprovider Newsoo has to stop, and he will never go further with Usenet.
On social media people are a little bit scared, because the French Police seized all the equipment (servers) and therefore also the software. As a Tier-1 Usenet provider he probably got enough logs and also ofcourse the customer database and if the police can connect the dots (customer->downloadlog) it could be a major issue for the customers of ex Usenet Provider Newsoo, depending if any ‘real’ data is stored.
Offers and Recommendations
At the moment 2 usenet providers are offering a special for Newsoo stranded customers.
#1 Bulknews has a special for all Newsoo customers: 50% discount on all their packages. Just send your Newsoo invoice to their support email and get this discount. See this post
#2 Cheapnews has also a special for all the Newsoo customers: one month free 120Mbit Usenet. You can send your Newsoo invoice to their contact email. All the details are available at the Cheapnews support desk.
We recommend the following usenet providers. (Please note: Usenetdiscounter may not have a special Newsoo offer, but they do have the best prices and great quality, give them a try -> free trial).