Hungary Suffered Anti-Piracy Raids, 50 Servers SeizedAdded: Thursday, June 24th, 2010
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Police in the capital city of Hungary, Budapest, have recently seized about 50 servers in some server hotels and even at the university during the raid against piracy activities, as reports from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), actually representing the entertainment industry across almost 70 countries all over the globe, say.
Anti-piracy raids were carried out last Wednesday by the city’s Police Department in response to demands from both the local movie industry and Hungarian Copyright Alliance. The targets of the actions include an ISP, technical college and many seedboxes.
According to the police reports, the seized servers contained over 500 TBs of data, most of it being content that was allegedly used to illicitly distribute hundreds if not thousands copyrighted films and tracks through BitTorrent networks locally and internationally. Moreover, it should be mentioned that it was the pressure from the United States that made Hungarian authorities to carry at least 2 notable raids against online piracy – in 2007 and 2009.
In result of the actions many of Hungary’s BitTorrent tracker websites closed down, one of them being the largest Hungarian tracker “ncore.” That was the largest 900,000-peers site targeted and the most obvious to be shut down. Probably, the main website may still be online, because the police could only reach its proxy.
Still, it’s not clear enough which of the trackers went offline because of the police visits, and which just as a precaution. What can be known for sure is that “1stTorrent” is calling out for an attorney with copyright expertise while assuring its users that their personal information is safe. As for “Bithorló”, “Déjà vu”, “GigaTorrent”, “Blue Dragon”, “Dreamland” and “Evolution”, their servers were seized for sure too. Meanwhile, “The Pirate Bay” and “Insane” went offline voluntarily after receiving warnings of a raid. Now many seedboxes were seized in addition to raid against an ISP and a college.
The most interesting fact is that not so long ago the American government excluded Hungary from a blacklist thanks to the country’s earlier poor record in fighting piracy.
Meanwhile, one of the largest BitTorrent trackers “Bithumen” that was indicated in official documents as the aim for shutting down, continues its operations from Germany.
June 24th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
|posted by (2010-06-24 13:26:04)|
|wow they getting ther but we cant be stopped full stop!|
|posted by (2010-06-24 15:36:22)|
|where this world goes?|
|Internet is connected to the world if one sector gets shut then the others will keep running these types of small raids will not affect no matter what they do they still lack manpower etc.|
|posted by (2010-06-24 17:10:28)|
|We all need to get together and buy some Island in the Carribean, or get organized crime (which most likely already has the island) to setup a 1000TB Server that we can all access and is a country unto itself... they can manage it and charge us their $30 a year fee, make money, etc.. and not have to worry about all these idiots|
|posted by (2010-06-25 01:31:31)|
|Thats called eh Bermuda Triangle, isn't their a tax free duty country on an island out there?||
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