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More Sites have Payment Processing Terminated

by Editor on January 20, 2014

The following sites have lost payment processing as of 20th January 2014.

songshl.com

freesportsdownloads.com

erojiji.net

downloadstation89.blogspot.com (Paypal Terminated/Blog Removed)

forever.vn

freesportsdownloads.com

green-droid.blogspot.com

killerxv2.co.nr

metalminos.com

arabfilms.org (Paypal/Moneybookers terminated/Site Closed)

bttrove.org

We’ll continue to monitor these sites for any attempt to continue processing payments and act to mitigate any further attempts by these sites to monetise piracy

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More Sites Lose Payment Processing

by Editor on January 4, 2014

The following sites have lost payment processing accounts since the 20th December.

0daymusic.org

24uploads.com

3xmovie.net

afilez.com

akafile.com

allanimedownloads.com

animecloud.me

arabloads.com

asianload.com

banashare.com

bayfiles.net

carrier.so

city-upload.com

daclips.com

darkanime.org

dvdrip-audiolatinos.com

euroshare.eu

filejungle.com

filekom.com

freesendit.com

hellshare.com

idownloadlink.com

instantleech.com

magnovideo.com

mediafire.re

medofire.com

moviesub.xtgem.com

muchshare.net

multiupfile.com

mxua.com

nervesocket.com

nirafile.com

palsharing.com

project-free-upload.com

putdrive.com

qshare.com

sharemods.com

tetrafiles.com

uploadinc.com

We will continue to target infringing and illegal file lockers and sites within the file locker eco system and we will work towards the complete removal of all payment processing options for sites which support illegal file sharing.

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Mega Piracy: It’s just the beginning

by Editor on January 23, 2013

Mega has only been live a few days, however it’s already becoming a go to place for pirates wanting to share copyright infringing content.

We have detected numerous instances of Mega being used to distribute copyright content including cracks (software to circumvent copyright protection), music, movies and software.

Given that Mega says that it encrypts every file uploaded to it, many pirates are seeing it as the perfect storage vehicle for content that they are wanting to share with other pirates or that they wish to store in safe keeping to hang on to should their other distribution methods come under attack by anti-piracy groups.

Let’s examine some of what we have found so far.

Movies are being shared on Mega from piracy websites. This 2008 movie “Defiance” is being shared from a piracy blog and hosted at Mega for download.

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[Read more click here.…]

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Hotfile terminated by Paypal.

by Editor on January 21, 2013

Today Paypal took action to terminate it’s relationship with Hotfile.

Hotfile is one of the largest sites on the Internet. A site which has attracted criticism from numerous anti-piracy groups, rights holder associations and rights holders. Having been embroiled in litigation over allegations it encouraged and facilitated copyright infringement it should have expected this day to come.

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Unfortunately it is too often the case that where we find a blatant disregard of copyrights we also find a blatant disregard of human rights.

Recently a young woman was raped in the presence of her partner on a bus in India, a crime which took the life of an innocent victim. The case sent shockwaves around the world as it was noted for it’s savagery and ferociousness. At the same time as the world condemned the mistreatment of women, Hotfile was busy allowing people to share content purporting to depict rape, torture, incest and bestiality.

While the MPAA was taking Hotfile to task for breaches of copyright, we took a holistic view of the systemic problems with the Hotfile service. After substantial examination and research we came up with one simple conclusion. Hotfile is a haven for the sharing of copyright and illegal content.

Paypal took the appropriate action against Hotfile and we would encourage any other payment processor considering doing business with this site to think twice before allowing Hotfile to continue.

[Read more click here.…]

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Only Domains are yet another company helping Kim Dotcom use Paypal to process payments for his new venture Mega.

Paypal have widely publicised guidelines when it comes to processing payments for file sharing services and we do not believe that Paypal will allow a situation to eventuate where companies can bypass those restrictions by reselling services to services which have not met with the approval of Paypal.

Below is a screenshot showing the Only Domains payment page for Mega.

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Below is a screenshot of the Paypal payment page

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We will be working to ensure that this thinly veiled payment processing arrangement is not allowed to continue.

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We have compiled another list of Paypal takedowns against File Locker, Image Hosting and Piracy support sites that can be announced. Effective 17th July 2012.

We believe the following sites have had their relationships terminated by Paypal. With Paypal terminations it’s common practice for funds to be frozen for 180 days, no withdrawals or transfers of funds allowed.

The following sites lost Paypal payment processing between 12th and 17th July 2012.

Microdelux.com

Hotfilepremiumstore.com

Premiuminrupees.com

Agenpremium.com

Oneclickreseller.com

1hostclick.com

24uploads.com

Allmyvideos.net

Zarausaonline.com

4shared.com

4shared-china.com

4s.io

filerose.com

Cosmobox.org

Multishare.org

4sync.com

filerose.com

4s.io

Shareflare.es

Vip-file.es

Standardsdoc.org

Filefactory.es

Filemade.com

My-image-host.com

Uptobox.com

Imagehyper.com

Lafiles.com

We believe that all these sites have been terminated by Paypal in the last week. We do not believe any of them may process through Paypal again, however Paypal always deals with these matters on a case by case basis.

NOTES Copy Control does not claim responsibility for these or any other Paypal terminations. Many organisations work to deal with infringing sites. Some of these sites may have been reported earlier then re-reported as they continued to process with Paypal. This information is current at the time of publication and is subject to change.

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Huge Paypal Takedown of File Lockers

by Editor on July 9, 2012

We have compiled a massive list of Paypal takedowns against File Locker sites that can be announced. This is a preliminary article, we will report more in-depth shortly.

We believe the following sites have had their relationships terminated by Paypal. With Paypal terminations it’s common practice for funds to be frozen for 180 days, no withdrawals or transfers of funds allowed.

The following sites lost Paypal payment processing on 9th July 2012.

DepositFiles.com

Uploading.com

mediafire.com

CramIt.in

imgchili.com

filedefend.com

filegag.com

letitbit.net

hitfile.net

easy-share.com

filestay.com

pigsonic.com

filerose.com

All these sites have been terminated by Paypal in the last few hours. We do not believe any of them may process through Paypal again, however Paypal always deals with these matters on a case by case basis.

UPDATE 11th July 2012 It seems that half the sites above are now processing payments through Paypal in one form or another. We will be in contact with Paypal to have as many of these shut down as quickly as possible. Many of these sites had backup accounts on ice and it just goes to show how little respect the operators of these sites have for the rules when they deliberately circumvent Paypal terminations.

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