Openload was a file-sharing website shut down in 2019 after legal action by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. The site was highly-used before its shutdown, making most of its money from advertising and cryptojacking. The site was designated as a notorious market and often used for copyright infringement.Openload was available as an open alpha in August 2015, and fully launched as of October, 2015.In 2016, Openload’s domain was suspended by Namecheap due to the large number of DMCA reports they generated. The domain was later reinstated by Namecheap.In 2017, Openload was criticized for using their users’ browsers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero, using code similar to Coinhive. Openload earned an estimated $95,000 per month from the mining, while their suspected subsidiary Streamango earned an estimated $7,200 per month.In 2018, Openload was listed as a notorious market. Openload accounted for more network usage than services such as Hulu.In February 2019, Reddit was found to be shadowbanning links to Openload. In April 2019, Openload stopped paying uploaders as part of its affiliate program. In June 2019, Openload’s main domain name, openload.co, was suspended. In October 2019, Openload was shut down after the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment took legal action against them in Germany. All Openload domains were redirected to alliance4creativity.com.