Football domains: Homeland Security Investigations seized IP pirates’ assets

Pirating football (soccer) and other sports channel live-streaming or recorded content is a favorite target of IP pirates. Many such web sites suck up content from official, pay-for sources, then stream it online. The benefit: massive traffic, that can be monetized using a variety of PPC and other ad providers. But that comes to an […]

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Z-Library, operating from the domain, was one of the largest shadow libraries on the internet. Using a varying number of alternate domain names in numerous TLDs and gTLDs, Z-Library provided free, unlicensed access to more than 11 million books and 84 million articles. Publishers and authors were not happy with Z-Library, leading to the […]

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Illegal streaming services domains suspended

During the past few days a number of pirate IPTV-related domains began redirecting to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) website, an indication that these domains’ services were suspended by their registrars. ACE and MPA are on a mission to eliminate online streaming of pirated movies and TV shows, from providers such as Disney, […]

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Domainers going after former “Pirate Bay” asset on #DropCatch

A bunch of domain investors are bidding a minimum of $25,000 dollars on, a former asset of the Pirate Bay crew. Second only to that was registered in 2003, this 2004 registration dropped without explanation and DropCatch caught it. Founded in 2003 by the Swedish think tank Piratbyrån, The Pirate Bay allows visitors […]

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Vikings’ revenge: The Pirate Bay moves to .SE

Following the recent seizure of enormous file repository, Megaupload, the folks behind The Pirate Bay are moving their fleet to the Viking shores. The Pirate Bay has used .ORG as its TLD of choice for several years but apparently there is no safe harbor under US-based TLDs. Sweden is known for its liberal laws and […]

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Federal Government: domains are property

In June of last year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced the launch of “Operation In Our Sites” – an initiative aimed at Internet counterfeiting and piracy. According to the official web site, “ICE and our partners at the National […]

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