The site is TV-Links, which is the first major UK-based video site to be raided and closed by the anti-piracy group Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact). One man is currently helping the police with enquiries (as they say). The site was targeted because it was providing links to illegal film content, some of which had been camcorder-recorded from cinemas and then uploaded to the internet. In addition, it also provided and promoted links to TV shows that were being illegally distributed.
“Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organising, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites,” said a spokesman for Fact. “The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy.”
FACT (Via The Guardian)
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