Schlagwort-Archive: piracy

Study: Ads are financing piracy

A recent study of the advertising revenue made by piracy sites shows that the most visited websites for illegal distribution of content in Germany gen-erate an income of 33 million Euros per year through visits by German users.
Most of the advertisements are placed by the Internet gambling industry (22.3 percent), mostly with licenses from Germany (Schleswig-Holstein), Gibraltar or Malta. They are followed by German and international browser game providers (12.1 percent). Advertising of branded companies is rare. Study: Ads are financing piracy weiterlesen

Eco, an association with quite a few piracy providers

Eco, the largest Internet industry association in Europe, stands for free Internet and liability exemptions for Internet providers. Why?
All you have to do is take a look into their membership list and you will find a great deal of acquaintances who distribute pirated movies to customers in Germany and other markets:

  • Cloudflare (also called crimeflare), USA: Content delivery network which is used by 9 out of the top 10 portals for file-hosters.
  • Cyando, Switzerland: Owner of the most important filehoster Uploaded. According to the regional Court of Munich, Uploaded is aiding and abetting copyright infringers.
  • Dancom, Belize: Content delivery network / data center for the most important portal for videohosting (bs.to).
  • OVH, France: Data center for 3 of the 10 most important filehosters (zippyshare.com, filer.net and megacache.net).
  • Voxility, Romania: Data center for the most important videohoster streamcloud.eu.
  • M247, UK: Data center for movie-blog.org, a top 5 filehoster portal and thevideo.me a top 10 videohoster and other videohosters such as openload.co, promptfile.com and vidbull.com.
  • Leaseweb, Netherland: Data center for the top 5 videohoster shared.sx.

Additionally there are other members, who offer dataspace and Internet connection for hosters with thousands of copyright infringing movies, e.g.:

  • Akami with cyberlocker.ch and ultramegabit.com.
  • Hetzner with fileshark.pl.
  • Link11 with easybytez.com.
  • Nforce with uploadable.ch and fileparadox.in.
  • Plusserver with uploadbaz.com.
  • Serverius with OzOfiles.com.