Indian Anti-Piracy Group Threatened to Ban Torrent SitesAdded: Saturday, January 8th, 2011
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The Indian anti-piracy group named AiPlex Software is known for allegedly DDoSing a number of major BitTorrent trackers, including The Pirate Bay. Today the group is again sending out lots of DMCA takedown requests to BitTorrent websites. Moreover, they even threaten the sites to impose a pan-Indian ban by the local government if those contest their requests.
While the most part of anti-piracy outfits do their job with quite a low profile, some oddballs may go on making the news because of their unconventional tactics. That’s exactly how AiPlex Software made a name for itself.
It was last fall when managing director of the outfit admitted that they DDoSed different BitTorrent websites that failed to comply with their DMCA takedown requests. Of course, such revelation wasn’t appreciated by everyone. In fact, Anonymous’ “Operation Payback” was launched due to that event, which took down the AiPlex Software site for days.
However, it seems like despite that setback the company is not backing down. Although it stopped the DDoS attacks, AiPlex is going on harassing BitTorrent website operators, and often incorrectly.
For example, one of the torrent sites’ owners recently received a takedown request for the torrent linking to a copy of the Indian movie. He took the linked page offline at once and decided the case was settled. However, AiPlex’s general manager sent a reminder next day – for the file that has already been removed! Since the site owner treats incorrect reminders as an annoyance, he replied to the outfit that similar requests will simply be ignored in the future. Surprisingly, AiPlex’s general manager quickly replied with a threat, saying that they consider banning the site completely with the help of the country’s government. Moreover, he mentioned that they have already done this to a number of websites!
As you can understand, through these childish threats AiPlex Software can’t make themselves popular among website owners. It seems like AiPlex has chosen another route, different from normal official outfits that do their work properly. Everyone, except them, understands that it makes it harder for them to succeed in their work, but this seems to matter little for AiPlex as they can simply ask the country’s Government to ban all BitTorrent websites!
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
January 8th ,2011Posted by:
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
|All the best Aiplex on your anti piracy drive lets see close you can reach to the target. Its Indian politics you never know what happens tomorrow.|
|posted by (2011-01-09 00:42:38)|
|I think it is remarkable that a murderer is actually better off in a courtroom then a torrentsite or a so called pirate|
|in the US a murderer always has more rights than the victim or family.|
but that is in india, where corruption can make a difference...
anyway, who are they to be the world internet police? there are a lot of legitimate files using bit torrents, and in essence, they are harming the people they say they are working for, legitimate companies using torrents..
|we should go and fight again this . this not good.|
|posted by (2011-01-10 15:38:54)|
|i dont think this so called anti piracy is ever gonna happen...its simple,BILLIONS OS PEOPLE SHARE AMONG THEM WHAT THEY LIKE.|
So long as the internet exists torrent sites will continue like this no matter which sons of a ***** goes against it..
|THROW THEM IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WHERE THEY BELONG!!!!|
Servers worldwide will be set to reject their DDOS IP addresses.
DDOSing does NOONE ANY GOOD.......!
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