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BREIN takes down another 29 torrent, NZB sites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2010 0:14 User comments (16)

BREIN takes down another 29 torrent, NZB sites BREIN, the Dutch anti-piracy group, has taken down 29 torrent and NZB sites this week although only one, HD-UNiT3D has been named.
Visitors to the HD-U site are now redirected to BREIN'S homepage.

HD-U and the other were hosted in the United States but a BREIN spokesperson said the sites were "directed at the Dutch public and unlawful under Dutch law."

The spokesperson added:
"This year we have made over 600 of these sites inaccessible. Some seek refuge in a foreign hosting provider. These 29 apparently thought that in America they could go undisturbed. That is incorrect.

Through cooperation with our foreign colleagues we can make sites in other countries inaccessible."


In regards to "foreign colleagues" for the recent raid, BREIN used the MPAA.

While it is true BREIN has taken down a significant amount of sites this year, most have been relatively small and unimportant.

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16 user comments

116.12.2010 1:30

And yet they refuse to say which sites so.... don't care nothing to see here.

216.12.2010 8:58

Instead of shelling out millions on anti piracy the entertainment industry should be looking at how, in a worldwide recession, they can cut profits, salaries, artistes fees etc to make music and films more accessible and affordable.

They have closed off many avenues and, I am sure, have made significant inroads into reducing piracy which "they claimed" was losing them money. If that is the case then how curious (not) that we haven't seen any significant price reductions!

We all knew the truth a long time ago - if you prevent people downloading then that does not automatically mean they will go out and buy overpriced producs.(ie they were never lost sales in the first place) I would hazard a guess that if you stopped someone from downloading say 200 videos a year (most of which they might never watch anyway!) then the resultant increase in sales would be maybe 10 DVS - the ones that were worth watching.

I belong to an online DVD/blue-ray rental but to be honest I struggle to keep my list full with things that are worth watching.

The "pirate" will just move on to other entertainment. I go to the cinema and go on to buy less than one in 30 of the films I see on DVD because the rest were basically not worth watching more than once. If they were 2-3 each then I might buy more but I certainly wouln't pay more than the price of a cinema ticket unless it was something really special!

I started buying blu-ray discs but have gone back to DVDs as the difference in quality between most blu-ray discs and the DVDs, upscaled by my player, is so little that it simply isn't worth the extra cash (not even sure why they cost more anyway?)

The only way the price of entertainment will ever come down would be an organised campaign to stop people buying it - piracy should have told them they needed to produce more for less but it seems only a massive loss of revenue would ever achive anything.

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416.12.2010 22:47

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616.12.2010 23:56
graystroke
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strange my comment was removed and I was never notified as to why.....hmmmmm.... did not like my commentary or educational reference to what the entertainment industry really does with the music???

717.12.2010 0:18

don't remember an offensive post done on you so was not me or any other mod that removed it.

817.12.2010 0:23
graystroke
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appreciate the reply...I respect the community and its talent so my post was not meant to be offensive if anyone took it that way and I take your word that no one removed it so the absence will remain a mystery to me under the title of PFM.....'pure freaking magic....lol...

917.12.2010 0:25

Dr.Brien's private reserve of bullsh!t again

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although only one, HD-UNiT3D has been named.
that's all they've taken down, one site that probably was on a closed network. I've never even heard of HD-United until now.

i'm still waiting for the day they raid the wrong house, that would be real aD worthy news.

i think we should just put all the servers in Somalia, lets see how they like a real pirate

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1017.12.2010 0:31

Originally posted by graystroke:
strange my comment was removed and I was never notified as to why.....hmmmmm.... did not like my commentary or educational reference to what the entertainment industry really does with the music???
Wasn't me or James either. Please post it again?

1117.12.2010 0:35

maybe site server(s) did a brain fart & message went into lala land.

1217.12.2010 5:20

I wonder if TV Shack was one of them even though it is not a news site or torrent? Since the MPAA is involved it maybe a broader sweep.

tvshack.net


1317.12.2010 14:50

Quite frankly, no matter what the target nation of the torrent site involved - the very fact that they chose to have the site(s) hosted by a server in the good old user friendly US of A shows how inherently stupid the owners of the sites are and of no loss to any community except maybe the terminally brain dead.

1419.12.2010 12:24

Originally posted by gbswales:
Instead of shelling out millions on anti piracy the entertainment industry should be looking at how, in a worldwide recession, they can cut profits, salaries, artistes fees etc to make music and films more accessible and affordable.

They have closed off many avenues and, I am sure, have made significant inroads into reducing piracy which "they claimed" was losing them money. If that is the case then how curious (not) that we haven't seen any significant price reductions!

They certainly do not see it that way. DVD manufacturers pay someone to destroy the DVDs if they can't get their price. They want way so the people will pay too much for their products. That will never happen. I would like them to pay me money so that they can breath. See how they would like that. They would contend that is COMPLETELY different. So there is a war.

1519.12.2010 12:35

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by graystroke:
strange my comment was removed and I was never notified as to why.....hmmmmm.... did not like my commentary or educational reference to what the entertainment industry really does with the music???
Wasn't me or James either. Please post it again?
Some times that just happens. It looks like the reply was posted but wasn't. That happens to me a few times a year. Most of them not in the news discussion so I never figured foul play. It is just a small bug in the system.

graystroke, when the content of post is removed the posting is still there. That is supposed to be a learning process. There is no learning process if it is just deleted. I have been on this board for many years and the policies have remained fairly consistent. I am sure it was just a bug. Maybe while you were posting 25 others posted at the same time. No need to get paranoid.

1619.12.2010 15:33

Originally posted by gbswales:
I started buying blu-ray discs but have gone back to DVDs as the difference in quality between most blu-ray discs and the DVDs, upscaled by my player, is so little that it simply isn't worth the extra cash (not even sure why they cost more anyway?)

Funny you say that! I own over 100 blu-rays, and went back to buying DVD's, as well. We have used DVD stores here in Korea that sell original discs at 5 for $10. And I can get old titles I'll never find on Blu-ray, too.

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