Streaming Site Operator Arrested and Jailed in FranceAdded: Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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The 22-year-old operator of a popular Full-Stream.org website, which accounted for more than 1m visitors per month, was arrested in France and accused of running one of the largest pirate sites in the country. He reportedly admitted to creating Full-Stream.org and now faces up to 5 years in jail.
Founded three years ago, the streaming website has been steadily climbing to the top of the local piracy community. With about 100,000 streams each day and over 1m of visitors per month, Full-Stream.org was one of the 150 most visited websites in France. However, a few days ago, an alleged operator of the piracy portal was arrested by local police and subsequently jailed. It was announced that the site operator would remain jailed for at least 4 months because of his behavior and statements made in court. In the case, he faces a prison sentence of up to 5 years.
The 22-year-old reportedly admitted that he set up Full-Stream.org 3 years ago. The prosecution argues that the site operator profited heavily from advertisements on the site, storing the money offshore in a Hong Kong bank account. The law enforcement authorities started the investigation into Full-Stream two years ago after a complaint had been submitted by the local entertainment industry group SACEM and the Association Against Audiovisual Piracy (ALPA). So, it was found out that Full-Stream.org offered pirated copies of almost 2,500 TV series and 10,000 movies. It is unknown yet how much revenue the alleged operator made.
Users of the service are mourning the loss of Full-Stream in social networks. Originally, the site remained accessible, but soon went offline together with its mirrors. In the meantime, another individual was also detained in Grenoble a few days ago, but was later released after an interrogation.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
|That is looks like a black market service. Maybe shrink wrap them up and sell them in the back of a warehouse for a underground price.||
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