Piracy site 123Movies shutting down

Popular pirate content website 123Movies, which also operated as GoMovies, has confirmed plans to shut down.The streaming site, which offers users a range paid-for content for free, announced its imminent closure with a message on its homepage, saying it will cease operations at the end of the week.

In its farewell message, 123Movies encouraged users to support the industry by paying to watch the latest films and TV shows.

“We’ve been providing links to movies and shows for years. Now it’s time to say goodbye,” the message read. “Thank you for being our friends and thanks for staying with us that long. Please pay for the movies/shows, that’s what we should do to show our respect to people behind the movies/shows.”

123Movies saw around 98 million visitors from around the globe every month.

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