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U.S. authorities seize websites over pirated movies | Reuters



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. authorities seized nine websites on Wednesday, accusing them of movie piracy by offering free access to movies such as Toy Story 3.Kevin Suh, vice president of content protection
I have it on good authority that the U.S. Dept. of Justice is getting VERY serious about cracking down on filesharing and COPYRIGHT infringement, as in shutting down ANY & ALL websites involved and PROSECUTING anyone connected!

This is of course is way ahead of international treaties being worked-out, but I think the U.S. GOV has finally turned its attention to protecting intellectual properties, and since music piracy is almost always connected at the hip to movie piracy, this is a WIN-WIN for musicians

U.S. authorities seize websites over pirated movies | Reuters

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(Reuters) - U.S. authorities seized nine websites on Wednesday, accusing them of movie piracy by offering free access to movies such as "Toy Story 3".


Kevin Suh, vice president of content protection for the Motion Picture Association of America, a Hollywood trade group, called the action, "Operation In Our Sites", the "largest takedown of illegal movie and television websites in a single action by the federal government."


It involved U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other law enforcement agencies, and came a week after the White House unveiled an enforcement plan for tackling theft of intellectual property.