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BREIN takes down more torrent sites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2008 22:54 User comments (2)

BREIN takes down more torrent sites According to TorrentFreak, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has gone after a number of torrent sites including the large Bulgarian tracker RARBG which had over 100,000 users.
ArenaBG and many other large sites have been taken down as well. It appears that the police and BREIN are aiming to take down Bulgarian trackers, and working to identify the administrators of the site.

Once their identities were found out, each was asked to a meeting where they were told that their sites needed to be shut down. If they were not shutdown, the police would physically take the servers.

ArenaBG, P2PBG, MastersTB and AvatarBG are all either shutdown or moving on to new hosts.

Torrent-BG, WordBG, and Zarta.org are all shutting down as well.

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2 user comments

111.12.2008 0:53
susieqbbb
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Not surprising!!!

Several country's are currently trying to stop piracy and force consumers to purchase legal products but what they need to understand is most people cannot afford ton's of money for software or hardware because there country's economy sucks.

212.12.2008 8:30

It is a shell game. By complying, the site can move somewhere else. That is best for them since they are probably operation on a shoe string. Brein can claim victories even though they are very shallow.

I am sure the media maffiaa put up the bribe money to grease the skids. The only reason they became anti-piracy is because they were paid to care.

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