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  • File sharing sites Openload and Streamango shut down by Anti-Piracy Alliance ACE


    Source: https://torrentfreak.com/openload-an...ce-ace-191031/




     




    Summery: Due to the heavy amount of pirated content being distributed under the Openload.co domain they have shut down their service along with Streamcherry




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    Openload, one of the largest file-hosting sites on the Internet, has agreed to shut down its service. Openload.co and several related domains, including Streamango, now show a banner confirming that they have been taken over by global anti-piracy coalition ACE. According to ACE, the operator further agreed to pay significant damages.






     




    My Opinion: The fact that these conglomerate of companies are still trying to bring down piracy like this is a wasted effort. As soon as you shut one down another pops up. A lot of the time these sources give attention to material that otherwise wouldn't be noticed. I'm referring to the fact that these two sources were a big part of anime distribution sites that I frequent and seeing them go down like this isn't exactly making me happy. For the case of anime you are stuck on legal sites like crunchyroll or funimation which don't have catalogues near as big as 3rd party hosting sites. So in the instance (I'll be it slim) that they can't find hosts for videos anymore you're stuck just on what the legal sites want to license, So because of the entertainment I consume I hope that will see new hosting sites pop up to take their place. I don't want to start a debate about whether you think sharing files is legal or illegal I'm just saying I don't want to lose more hosts for content I enjoy, ever driving everyone to go to legal subscription based sites to consume media. Lastly fact that ACE has known-fully taken this as a win in their book is frightening that they're starting to crackdown on it but realistically with how many sites pop up the way they do I don't imagine much can change so quick.




     




    After thoughts: If someone in the comments can elaborate how this ACE has any type of jurisdiction over servers hosted in all kinds of countries that would be great because I don't get how the pecking order works for something like this and how they can force them to shut down.




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    Prior to this ACE action, Openload and Streamango were massive piracy outfits. Openload alone had more than 1,000 servers in Romania, France, and Germany,






     



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