MPAA Announces Two Movie-Sharing Sites Have Been Closed

The Motion Picture Association of America announced yesterday that courts in Canada and New Zealand ordered and BitTorrent site to be shut down in October. Film companies have contended that the two websites served as a clearinghouse for illegal online movie sharing. After days of tech media outlets reporting problems with the two offending sites, court documents were unsealed that disclosed the shutdown. According to the MPAA, “YTS has a library of about 4,500 film titles in violation of copyright laws,” notes The New York Times. ComScore figures showed had 1.5 million unique visitors in July and YTS had 3.4 million visitors in August.

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