Last week we wrote about cloud storage service 115.com shutting down public sharing service. Very soon the news stirred up discussion on the status quo of the company. Users are concerned that this popular platform was on the edge of closing down, and some even claimed that 115.com was already dead.

The company’s announcement on discounting its public sharing service reveals that the decision was made “upon notification by the departments concerned”, and “due to copyright infringement concern”. Lai then went into details about the change. “It’s inevitable, the public sharing service involves risks in privacy, copyright and policy. Some of the users are utilizing this function to spread some illegal and inappropriate contents.” The company has always aimed at going public, while the goal might be compromised by the sudden blow.

Cloud storage market has been seeing many new players coming into play these days including some big guys, but why 115 risked being the first to discontinuing this most favored feature? “We took the lead in closing the public sharing service, because the bigger the company develops, the greater the risks it will face in this area. For a healthy and steady future of 115, we made this decision calmly, and I think it is actually a must for this market. We are doing this to set a good example for the peers.”

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动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com