Anti-Piracy Outfit from Netherlands Took 340+ Pirate Sites Offline in 2015Added: Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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BREIN has recently published its results for 2015: aside from taking about 350 websites offline, the anti-piracy outfit targeted such key individuals in the file-sharing community as release group members and even a moderator of major torrent site.
BREIN has long been known as one of the leading pro-copyright groups that focus on piracy in the Internet space and have a track record of targeting torrent and other similar services operating in the Netherlands. The group produces annual reports detailing its activities of the preceding 12 months. According to the report for 2015, 343 pirate websites were taken down, with 150 being described as “link farms”, where links to files on 3rd-party hosting sites are shared. 96 of the targeted sites were streaming services, and 63 were torrent sites. 7 sites related to Popcorn Time.
Although pirate websites usually make attempts to hide their true locations behind Cloudflare’s services, that doesn’t hinder BREIN when attempting to shut them down and trace their owners. If those are tracked to the Netherlands, they can be given ?? opportunity to settle.
Last year, BREIN also pursued individual file-sharers responsible for uploading lots of content, including 3 members of release group DRT, who were subjected to a court order and agreed to settle with the anti-piracy group. Finally, BREIN targeted the key operator of the release group DMT, who reportedly settled for thousands of euros and put up a warning on torrent indexes including KickassTorrents.
Finally, BREIN sent over 5.7 million infringing content reports to Google last year, which makes its 12.5 million notices since it began its takedown program in 2012.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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