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Earlier this week we reported on FileOM providing pirated webcam videos for sale. Now we have found more than 80,000 pirated webcam videos available from UltraMegaBit.

UltraMegaBit.com is run by Rudy Corella who we have written about many times on this blog, most recently for UltraMegaBit selling pirated porn and before that we wrote about Rudy Corella and his company Ultra Mega Corp being fined by the Washington State Attorney General for misleading and deceptive practices.

In all our investigations of UltraMegaBit we have not found one instance where a rights holder has made their content legally available via his service. UltraMegaBit is simply a 100% piracy operation where Rudy Corella cashes in on the theft of content.

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In recent examination of UltraMegaBit we have found more than 80,000 illegally shared, or pirated, videos of webcam performers from almost every major webcam studio.

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Many of these videos are made available to premium members only, which means that people have to pay UltraMegaBit to access this stolen content.

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Rudy Corella, recently fined by the State of Washington for misleading and deceptive practices, is still at it.

He continues to profit from copyright infringing content, selling access to pirated porn from his UltraMegaBit file locker service.

Obviously his credit card processing falls into the high risk category, so we’ll be doing what we can to bring this issue to the attention of his bank and his credit card processor and acquirer.

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We’ve detected thousands of instances of copyright infringing pornographic material being distributed on UltraMegaBit.

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Rapidgator still a huge Piracy Site

by Editor on June 12, 2014

Rapidgator.net is still a major infringer of copyright, hosting millions of copyright infringing files. This site is a repeat offender, no sooner is a copyright take down notice issued for an item of stolen content Rapidgator will have it’s army of paid uploaders re-upload the content for the abuse to continue.

No content producer or software company is immune from the enormous amount of copyright infringement that occurs on Rapidgator. Mainstream movies, latest release software, video games, television shows and even extreme pornography is made available.

Rapidgator offer a very limited download service for free, providing much better access and greater speed and download limits for paid members.

Membership to download as much stolen content as you wish can be purchased using a Visa or Mastercard amongst other more obscure payment methods.

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UltraMegabit Penalised for Deceptive Practices.

by Editor on February 28, 2014

Rudy Corella and his shady file locker UltraMegaBit.com have been penalised for deceptive practices. This is not the first time Rudy Corella has been taken to task by the Washington State.

In a statement released by the Washington State Attorney Generals department the following is outlined.

AG recovers $20K in settlement with Internet “file-locker” website, consumers to receive money from defendant
SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has recovered $20,000 from Rudy O. Corella, Jr., owner of Ultra Mega Corp to resolve allegations that Ultra Mega Corp engaged in a number of deceptive business practices in violation of the Washington state Consumer Protection Act.

Ultra Mega Corp, LLC (UMB) otherwise known as www.ultramegabit.com is a California corporation doing business via the Internet. UMB is a “file locker” — a website that stores files online and provides the opportunity for the files to be downloaded.

Unless a consumer purchases a membership, downloads are limited. Consumers may purchase memberships for $9.50 per month or $52 for six months.

The AGO alleges UMB failed to adequately disclose that member subscription plans automatically renew without the member’s approval. Additional deceptive business practices include:

• Failure to disclose that some content may be copyrighted and therefore illegal to download; and
• Implicitly leading members to believe they are accessing content legally on UMB by charging for access to that content.

“Ultra Mega Corp’s business model was confusing to consumers who are familiar with companies like Netflix or other companies that charge consumers a monthly fee to legally watch TV shows and movies,” said Assistant Attorney General Jake Bernstein, the lead on this case.

“The AGO investigation revealed that the most popular files stored on UMB are copyrighted works, such as TV shows and movies, that members can not legally download,” Bernstein said. “UMB members were unknowingly downloading copyrighted content illegally, opening themselves up to potential lawsuits by content owners, as occurred with Napster and the music industry.”

UMB does not provide any content on its own; rather, UMB pays affiliates to upload files that become available for UMB’s members to download. UMB actively solicits for and pays its affiliates up to $35 for every 1000 downloads that the affiliates’ files achieve.

The $20,000 recovered from Corella will go toward the AGO’S costs and fees.

Separately, Corella will email Washington state consumers who bought a premium membership between January 1, 2012 and November 20, 2013 and offer them a refund if they were charged for an automatically renewed membership that they did not want and did not make use of.

Consumers who bought memberships to this service, who do not hear from Corella, should file a complaint with the AGO.

Rudy Corella is the lead conspirator in the UltraMegaBit piracy outfit, owning the company. He has also had several run ins with the law over his dishonest activities such as his involvement with Elite Torrents and the sale of ScareWare fake antivirus products which misled consumers.

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Uploaded. One year on and nothing has changed.

by Editor on November 1, 2013

It’s been over a year since we published information about Uploaded, however in that year we have been quietly working to make things more difficult for this notorious cyberlocker.

Uploaded is loaded with copyright infringing content. It’s whole business model is based on the premise that there will be more uploads of copyright infringing content than DMCA notices issued to remove that content. It’s a giant game of risk and Uploaded do not care about limiting copyright infringement, they only need to make sure that as much content remains online as possible.

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Uploaded.net use the company Cyando AG at Hauptstrasse 24, 8832 Wollerau, Switzerland as their front of operations. Protected by a shielding corporate structure they continue to operate with complete disregard of all laws pertaining to intellectual property.

Uploaded.net also distributes child exploitation content and bestiality content from it’s servers and seems to do very little to combat it. Most observers looking at Uploaded’s website would make the assumption that this is a reputable provider of cloud services, however the truth is they simply pay uploaders to upload copyright infringing content.

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OTEUpload is a file locker which carries some of the worst examples we have seen of blatant piracy and child exploitation content. It has been operating since 2012. Since it opened we have been responsible for removing several payment processing arrangements from this site.

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Just under a year ago we forced the removal of their payment processing through Avangate.

It seems this file locker has not learnt it’s lesson as piracy and child pornography proliferate on this site.

This week OTEUpload.com contacted us, wanting us to work with them.

From: John Adami [email protected]
Subject: Request

Hello,

I am not sure if you ever recieved my previous message. I am the owner of OTE Network LLC, we have launched our first site OTEUpload.com in a stream of online services. We are happy to help you with whatever you need. If you are interested feel free to add me on skype or something else at OTE_Stephen and would like to have a chat with you or someone from your team. We have partnered ACIUF in the past and are willing to help with whatever you might find useful.

Thanks for your consideration.
John Adami

I’m not sure if John got the memo, however the only assistance we will provide to sites that purposely deal in piracy and child exploitation is to guide them to closure and bankruptcy, perhaps even prison.

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The can be no doubt that Cyberlockers desire the ability to process payments through Paypal. No other payment system is as trusted by consumers worldwide.

Netload were terminated by Paypal last year after we gathered extensive evidence of their criminal behaviour.

However, it seems they did not learn from the experience of being denied Paypal, so they have decided to have another try, this time using the seemingly innocuous business name Antares Cloud Services Pte. Ltd.

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However we have quickly acted to have their account terminated and they can no longer receive payments via Paypal.

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We’d like to acknowledge the report provided to us via the Copy Control report piracy link which uncovered this deception by Netload.

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