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US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
07-02-2010, 03:42 AM,
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US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
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Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/01/us_movie_piracy_crackdown/
US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy

'Sheriff, this is no time to panic'

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Policing, 1st July 2010 12:05 GMT

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US feds and customs officials shut down seven websites yesterday, for allegedly hosting pirated copies of popular Hollywood films and TV shows.

The net seizures came just one week after the White House announced its enforcement plan for confronting theft of intellectual property.

US authorities have accused (pdf) [1] the sites of movie piracy and said that films such as Toy Story 3 were being offered free to users of the websites.

A Manhattan federal court issued warrants on behalf of the US attorney for the Southern District of New York that demanded the closure of seven sites: TVshack.net, Movies-Links.tv, FilesPump.com, Now-Movies.com, PlanetMoviez.com, ThePirateCity.org and ZML.com.

Six of the websites were described by the attorney’s office as “linking” sites that give access to portals where “pirated movies and television programs are stored”.

ZML.com was described as a “cyberlocker” that allegedly stored pirated films and TV shows which were made available for users to download.

“Criminal copyright infringement occurs on a massive scale over the internet, and reportedly results in billions of dollars in losses to the US economy. That translates into lost jobs and real hardships for ordinary working people,” said US attorney Preet Bharara, in justifying the action.

“If your business model is movie piracy, your story will not have a happy ending.”

His office said it would request that the domain names for the seized websites be forfeited. ®
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1. http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/June10/websitedomainnameseizurepr.pdf
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07-02-2010, 03:54 AM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
I saw this earlier today but they didn't list the ones they took down. I went looking and didn't notice any taken down. I guess because I've never heard of any of those that I didn't know what they were talking about.
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07-02-2010, 04:05 AM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
I hadn't heard of them either. I don't believe they were torrent sites, I think they were either direct-download or linked to them...

getting a little too close for comfort though.
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07-02-2010, 04:11 AM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
And that is the biggest reason that we don't allow fiction (aka Hollywood) or music. It keeps us under their radar.
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equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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07-02-2010, 06:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-02-2010, 06:32 AM by Nokturnal.)
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
I'm pretty sure they were direct streaming sites. I know for sure that one such site was, it was still up after the report and I'm sure the feds are keeping them up to collect any IPs they come across; old or new.
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07-02-2010, 06:54 AM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
the "internet kill switch" option has just been successfully passed into legislation within the US?

Glad Concen is based not the US tbh.
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07-02-2010, 07:48 AM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
I really don't think that's happened yet... as far as I know it's still in committee, and remains a gleam in Lieberman's eye.
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07-02-2010, 04:10 PM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
Anyone notice the term "Intellectual Property"? What are they describing here? It can't be movies and television since they don't fall anywhere near the description of INTELLECTUAL.

The sites are totally unfamiliar. My guess is that they are throwing out these names to see what will happen. If nothing happens then they will step up to the next more familiar sites. And on and on it will go until they get to the ones everyone uses. And it won't stop with "Intellectual Property". That is the excuse. Soon enough it will be information of any kind that goes against the regime. Don't worry though they will define what that is. And I am sure it will change moment to moment.

You have til the end of the year to get your shit together people. When the first of the year gets here that is when everything will come down hard and those who are screwing around and not taking things seriously are the ones who are going to feel it the worst.

Just my personal opinion - nothing to be alarmed by.
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07-02-2010, 04:31 PM,
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RE: US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
direct surf the channel has been down for like 3 days now it's very popular, and streams vids. you can still back door through other sites like cast tv , but i don't even watch normal tv anymore Sad guess i'll be new show illiterate if they close off these sites as i'm a seasonal watcher and hate commercials
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