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Operators of Movie & TV Piracy Giant 8maple Sentenced to Prison in Taiwan * TorrentFreak


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Two software engineers who created 8maple, a movie and TV show platform that dominated the local online piracy market in Taiwan, have been sentenced to prison. Now in their mid-thirties, the men generated over US$130,000 per month in advertising revenues but now face 18 months behind bars and the confiscation of US$2 million.

Pirate KeyPirate sites with tens of millions of visits each month are large enough to consider themselves global players yet some achieve these levels in a tighter geographic niche.

Founded in 2014 by two Taiwanese software engineers, movie and TV show piracy site 8maple is a prime example. Initially, the site was promoted as a commercial advertising platform but soon transformed into a full-blown piracy portal pulling in millions of visitors each month and generating large sums in advertising revenue.

Spending an estimated US$9,800 on server hosting in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, France and Romania each month, early…

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