ACE, the world’s leading anti-piracy coalition, is facing an unexpected setback after Google removed a page that advises ‘pirates’ where they can watch content legally. The removal is the result of an erroneous takedown notice from a competing anti-piracy organization, and was likely triggered by an ACE domain name seizure.
There’s no denying that the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has been rather successful over the past few years.
The anti-piracy group, which represents prominent rightsholders such as Apple, the BBC, Canal+, Disney, Sky, Netflix, and Warner Bros, systematically hunts down key piracy players and works to shut them down.
ACE expanded its reach once again this week when it added sports streaming service DAZN to its roster. This new member increases the group’s focus on sites and services that offer pirated live sports.
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The expansion will likely lead to more shutdowns and domain name seizures going…