MPAA and BREIN shut down 29 file-sharing sites

By Matthew ยท 8 replies
Dec 16, 2010
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  1. The MPAA and Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN have collaborated to disable the domains of 29 BitTorrent, Usenet and other file-sharing sites accused of illegally linking to music, movies, TV shows and games. Despite serving Dutch users, the sites avoided Dutch law by being hosted in the US.

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  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    600?..Wow, only 3,549,203 more to go then eh.

    Keep at it boys....
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Facebook is illegal in North Korea and is now banned here! jk, but hey u never know
  4. Facebook is g-a-y anyway. No one cares, everyone laughs at each other.
  5. Elitassj4

    Elitassj4 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    The laws becomes blurrier by the day ...i wander how the future laws will be, or they will be just as a reference/guide.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    This is why strict net neutrality laws are needed... I don't agree with piracy, though I don't think a hosting provider should grab their ankles just because the MPAA or some other foreign anti-piracy group tells them to. If a site violates the hosting provider's TOS, fine, give them a warning and/or shut it down, though shutting it down under pressure from thugs like the MPAA? Give me a break! The FCC's idea of net neutrality is an absolute joke, and Obama's limp wristed stance on it isn't making things look any brighter for it either. The RIAA, MPAA, and other groups like them, are EXTREMELY dangerous to the future of the legal system in the USA.
  7. Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws. -- Publius Cornelius Tacitus
  8. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Darknets here we come ...
  9. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    funny thing that the piratebay is still going strong ... :) you cant stop em all..

    I guess if you cant handle the big guys, you attack the smaller ones that no one uses or ever heard of

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