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US Court Orders 21 Pirate Site Operators to Pay $1 Million Each in Damages * TorrentFreak


pirate-flagThe entertainment industry’s battle against pirate sites is frequently described as a cat-and-mouse game.

The site operators are often anonymous or located in exotic countries, completely ignoring any and all legal threats.

Take The Pirate Bay, for example. While the site’s founders were convicted over a decade ago, the site continues to thrive. It’s still accessible from its original .org domain name but the current operator is unknown.

The Pirate Bay is just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally thousands of pirate sites in all kinds of flavors. Some offer a wide variety of content while others specialize in a niche, such as “pinoy” movies and series.

Pinoy is the term Filipinos use to refer to Philippine culture and content, including entertainment. This content is the core business of the Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN, which has been rather active in US courts in recent years.

ABS-CBN Sues Pirate Sites

While US-media giants rarely file lawsuits…

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