Boxopus was released to public beta only a couple of weeks ago. Since then it has gained attention of several popular tech blogs such as Torrentfreak, Lifehacker, Venturebeat. Number of users grew fast and hit 50,000 within several days after media coverage. We believe all this happened because the idea behind our service is simple yet appealing. Boxopus integrates cloud file storage service provided by Dropbox and Bittorrent protocol which seems like a really demanded combination of file-sharing solutions.
However, on the 25th of June Dropbox pulled the plug for Boxopus and blocked access to its API. The company explained its move with the following: “It’s come to our attention that latest Boxopus features could be perceived as encouraging users to violate copyright using Dropbox… We recommend removing Dropbox integration from Boxopus.”. This has come as a surprise to us because the app was in full compliance of DMCA and Dropbox Terms of Service.
This behaviour makes it hard to believe that developers are treated fairly and innovation is welcomed at Dropbox. It seems like legit and pre-approved applications may be blocked simply by someone’s will although they act within the scope of company’s terms and international laws. While Boxopus operations are paralyzed we have started negotiations with other cloud file storage services to find a replacement for Dropbox.
We feel awful for our users and hope we can resolve this really soon! All your download requests will be paused and resumed when we’re ready.
Be sure that we’re working on this and we hope for your understanding!