82 Sites Seized In U.s. Piracy Crackdown

Federal authorities on Monday said they seized 82 Internet websites allegedly used to distribute counterfeit products as part of a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit and pirated products.

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  • FBI Seizes Domains Of Two Pre-Release Music Sites
    The FBI has seized domains belonging to sites involved ... This past Friday, however, U.S. authorities say they took action against a pair of sites involved in music piracy. According to the RIAA, ShareBeast.com and AlbumJams.com were responsible for ...
    06/16/2018 - 12:29 am | View Link
  • Media Giant Can Keep Seized Ad Revenue From Pirate Sites
    In addition, it can keep the sites' previously seized advertising revenue from networks including Google Adsense and MGID. For several decades the MPAA and RIAA have been the prime anti-piracy groups ... infringement. U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia ...
    06/15/2018 - 5:26 pm | View Link
  • U.S. government seizes three popular Android piracy sites
    The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that in connection with Dutch and French law enforcement agencies, it has seized three ... is one of the U.S. government’s key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy.
    08/22/2017 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Megaupload Sites Spreading Porn, Malware, And Founder Kim Dotcom Blames US Justice Department
    A number of Megaupload Web domains seized by the U.S. Department of Justice three years ago as part of an anti-piracy raid appear to have been taken over again, this time by someone using the site's notoriety to spread porn and malicious software.
    05/29/2015 - 9:46 am | View Link
  • Web piracy: Sites in Russia, China, Ukraine, Canada top MPAA list
    Also on the list were two sites from Canada: Kickass.to, which changed names after U.S. authorities seized its previous domain; and Torrentz.eu, one of the most popular BitTorrent websites on the Internet, which had 45.5 million visitors in August.
    10/28/2013 - 9:12 pm | View Link
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  • KickassTorrents Seized And Owner Jailed. But Online Piracy ...
    But Online Piracy Continues KickassTorrents (KAT) was one of the most widely-used torrent site on the internet. But a significant change is happening in the P2P community as KAT has been seized, including its assets.
    06/15/2018 - 8:43 pm | View Website
  • Media Giant Can Keep Seized Ad Revenue From Pirate Sites
    A federal court in Florida has signed a default judgment against more than two dozen relatively small pirate sites. The order grants media conglomerate ABS-CBN ownership of the associated domain names. In addition, it can keep the sites' previously seized advertising revenue from networks including Google Adsense and MGID.
    06/15/2018 - 12:22 pm | View Website
  • FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites ...
    After torrent sites and streaming portals, U.S. authorities have now taken down three websites offering pirated Android apps. The FBI operation, which also involved police from France and the Netherlands, is the first to incorporate domain name seizure of sites offering mobile apps.
    06/15/2018 - 5:55 am | View Website
  • Android Piracy Sites Seized By US Government
    From the release: "Seizure orders have been executed against three website domain names engaged in the illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android cell phone apps, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia and Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin of the FBI's Atlanta Field Office announced today.
    05/11/2018 - 3:33 pm | View Website
  • U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown
    In what appears to be the latest phase of a far-reaching federal crackdown on online piracy of music and movies, the Web addresses of a number of sites that facilitate illegal file-sharing were seized this week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
    10/8/2014 - 10:41 am | View Website
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