Rapidgator: Uncontrolled Piracy

Rapidgator is one of the worst piracy sites on the planet. It’s owners directly profit from the theft of IP and encourage such theft through affiliations with piracy forums and the payment of uploaders. Rapidgator is part of a criminal conspiracy to distribute copyright infringing and illegal content and it’s owners deal in the proceeds of this crime every day.

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Like almost every illegal file locker, Rapidgator pays uploaders based on the number of downloads their files receive or rewards them with a commission when someone seeking out pirate content joins the site. Below is a screenshot of their rewards page.

Rapidgator net Fast safe and secure file hosting

Rapidagtor are able to process payments for memberships to the site using every major credit card. Mastercard, Visa, and Amercian Express.

Rapidgator net Fast safe and secure file hosting

Rapidgator is a criminal operation. It’s sole purpose is to infringe upon the copyright of large and small rights holders. It has formed alliances with major piracy forums and pays uploaders rewards based on the performance of their files.

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FileDais.com: Linked to ChayFile – Loses Payment Processing

FileDais.com, which is owned by the same person as ChayFile.com, has lost payment processing. As with ChayFile, the operator of this site thought he could get away with using Paypal, he couldn’t.

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As can be seen above the payment address is the same as that used on ChayFile.com. This file locker has run out of luck in more ways than one – they recently had a server suspended and we are working to shut off all of their hosting services.

More Sites have Payment Processing Terminated

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

More Sites Lose Payment Processing

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.

Mega Piracy: It’s just the beginning

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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Hotfile terminated by Paypal.

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.

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Only Domains accepting payments for Kim Dotcom via Paypal

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.