The crackdown, which included seizing assets from 15 bank accounts, involved police, customs and the movie industry. |
The closure of the sites, which had 6.7m visitors combined each month, was described as the "largest takedown of illegal movie and TV websites in a single action" by the government.
At the moment it's the film industry, but it's still a move in the right direction and there's light at the end of the tunnel for digital product creators. Who knows how long the tunnel will be, but hey.
Apparently some of the sites they took down only linked to content hosted on third party servers. Fantastic because that excuse has been used by sites that contain links which enable people to steal our stuff (even if the downloads are infected with trojans), for years.