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US fileshare sites closed

December 16, 2010

Dutch anti-internet piracy group Brein and the US Motion Picture Association have teamed up to seize the domain names of 29 US-based websites that allow file sharing.

The sites are focused on the Netherlands and facilitate the illegal sharing of films, TV series, music, games and digital books, according to Brein.

“This year we have made some six hundred of these sites inaccessible,” foundation director Tim Kuik reported. “These twenty-nine thought they could carry on undisturbed because they are in America. But that is incorrect,” he asserted.

Brein is now working to find the names and contact details of people behind the sites so they can be held responsible.

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