In our last post we detailed the mirky world of UltraMegaBit, which offers access to large amounts of copyright infringing content. Since the post was published, UltraMegaBit.com have disabled access to the links of files mentioned in the post. Files on UltraMegaBit aren’t accessed directly, they are accessed through a generated link, which means that there is no way for a third party observer to know if files are actually deleted or not.
Today we have more of our evidence to reveal, which shows a systemic and deliberate pattern of infringement. It’s possible for uploaders to set files to be made available to premium members only. With the Pay Per Download affiliate model, there is clear incentive for uploaders to share popular commercial content. Despite having examined links to thousands of files, we have not found one single example of a content producer, artist, publisher or rights holder using UltraMegaBit to monetize their own content.
Let’s examine today’s infringements:
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Lots of popular television shows available for download from UltraMegaBit.
It has been necessary for rights holders to send DMCA notices to Google to remove links to content on UltaMegaBit’s servers.
The DMCA notice above was issued on the 17th September 2012, we captured the screenshot below in evidence on the 5th of October.
There is no shortage of copyright infringing pornography at UltraMegaBit.
As you can see, it’s possible to find all sorts of copyright infringement on UltraMegaBit, it’s not difficult to find and is stealing revenue directly from rights holders.