It looks like the situation involving Cartoon HD is specifically related to a new pre-mediated attack on websites offering copyrighted content. We’ve already told you Cartoon HD is down and Gappcenter.com is down but now it looks like other popular websites have been affected too.
At the time of writing, we can confirm that Putlocker.bz is down today as well. This was another website that offered new movies for free and obviously joined Cartoon HD as a source which was controversial and could be taken down at any moment.
Now, it looks like this move was planned in advance. Cartoon HD and Putlocker were taken down at almost the same time and obviously it could be a move by internet service providers who are under pressure from film studios.
We are also hearing that Megashare is down today as well, so obviously logic tells us that the person or persons responsible has obviously planned to remove all three websites at once in one swoop.
why isn't putlocker or megashare working in my time of troubles
— x (@hannahsheeran_) June 4, 2014
where's putlocker pls? my life. does this mean I have to start paying to watch movies? abomination.
— belinda. (@Diced_Plantain) June 4, 2014
As far as we’re aware, Cartoon HD is not back up and could be offline permanently. Users now face the daunting decision of actually paying for the movies they watch online and we have seen some humorous reaction from social media.
What are your thoughts on what now looks like a new wave of shutdowns on websites that offer copyrighted material? Cartoon HD, Putlocker and Megashare all down on the same day – it is no coincidence.
Update: Cartoon HD has been closed.