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(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Archive for October 24th, 2007

OH THE HUMANITY!

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Ok, I can see the whole thing about first run movies, but tv shows? C’mon… I was LOVING watching those shows! You were also getting streamed content and not able to download it! Dammit! Now I have to find another source.

Major pirate website shut down

Katie Allen
Friday October 19, 2007

Guardian Unlimited
One of the world’s most-used pirate film websites has been closed after providing links to illegal versions of major Hollywood hits and TV shows.

The first closure of a major UK-based pirate site was also accompanied by raids and an arrest, the anti-piracy group Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) said today.

A 26-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on Thursday in connection with offences relating to the facilitation of copyright infringement on the internet, Fact said.

The arrest and the closure of the site – http://www.tv-links.co.uk – came during an operation by officers from Gloucestershire County Council trading standards in conjunction with investigators from Fact and Gloucestershire Police.

Fact claims that tv-links.co.uk was providing links to illegal film content that had been camcorder recorded from cinemas and then uploaded to the internet. The site also provided links to TV shows that were being illegally distributed.

Visitors to the site could get access to major feature films, sometimes within days of their initial cinema release. Recent links took users to illegal versions of the Disney/Pixar animation sensation Ratatouille as well as to most of this summer’s blockbusters.

“Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organising, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites,” said a spokesman for Fact.

The group’s director general Kieron Sharp said TV Links was the first major target in a campaign to crackdown on web piracy.

“The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy,” he said.

Roger Marles, from Trading Standards said sites such as TV Links allowed people to break UK copyright law.

“The ‘users’ are potentially evading licence fees, subscription fees to digital services or the cost of purchase or admittance to cinemas to view the films,” he added.

The British Video Association estimates that at least £459m was lost to the video, film and TV industries due to piracy in 2006.
Guardian Unlimited © Guardian News and Media Limited 2007

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2007/10/24 at 19:53

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OH THE HUMANITY!

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Ok, I can see the whole thing about first run movies, but tv shows? C’mon… I was LOVING watching those shows! You were also getting streamed content and not able to download it! Dammit! Now I have to find another source.

Major pirate website shut down

Katie Allen
Friday October 19, 2007

Guardian Unlimited
One of the world’s most-used pirate film websites has been closed after providing links to illegal versions of major Hollywood hits and TV shows.

The first closure of a major UK-based pirate site was also accompanied by raids and an arrest, the anti-piracy group Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) said today.

A 26-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on Thursday in connection with offences relating to the facilitation of copyright infringement on the internet, Fact said.

The arrest and the closure of the site – http://www.tv-links.co.uk – came during an operation by officers from Gloucestershire County Council trading standards in conjunction with investigators from Fact and Gloucestershire Police.

Fact claims that tv-links.co.uk was providing links to illegal film content that had been camcorder recorded from cinemas and then uploaded to the internet. The site also provided links to TV shows that were being illegally distributed.

Visitors to the site could get access to major feature films, sometimes within days of their initial cinema release. Recent links took users to illegal versions of the Disney/Pixar animation sensation Ratatouille as well as to most of this summer’s blockbusters.

“Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organising, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites,” said a spokesman for Fact.

The group’s director general Kieron Sharp said TV Links was the first major target in a campaign to crackdown on web piracy.

“The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy,” he said.

Roger Marles, from Trading Standards said sites such as TV Links allowed people to break UK copyright law.

“The ‘users’ are potentially evading licence fees, subscription fees to digital services or the cost of purchase or admittance to cinemas to view the films,” he added.

The British Video Association estimates that at least £459m was lost to the video, film and TV industries due to piracy in 2006.
Guardian Unlimited © Guardian News and Media Limited 2007

Written by Krypt3ia

2007/10/24 at 19:53

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Police seize ‘world jihad’ team

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Durka Durka

I think this is a side effect of the “release” of the UBL tape by SITE to the WH and subsequent leak thereof. The blowback being that they are going to have to roll up “cells” quickly to catch them before they close down all the chat sites and move them… Just thinking…

From CNN Madrid Bureau Chief Al Goodman

MADRID, Spain (CNN) — Six suspected Islamic militants were Wednesday arrested in northern Spain on suspicion of using the Internet to recruit for and plot a ‘world jihad,’ a Ministry of Interior statement said.

The arrests came in Burgos province, a few hours’ drive north of Madrid.

The six, allegedly linked to international Islamic terrorist activity, were seized in an operation involving U.S., Danish and Swedish intelligence agencies, the statement said.

“A large part of the activity was carried out on restricted Internet ‘chats’ and forums, which shows that the cell arrested was the first one detected and dismantled in Spain that promoted ‘world jihad’ through the Internet,” the statement said.

Police were searching the homes of the six suspects and also a butcher shop run by one of them. Documents and computers were seized, the statement said.

Some of the money raised by the group allegedly was sent to Islamic terrorist convicts or suspects in prison, it said.

The alleged ringleader is Abdelkader Ayachine, an Algerian, and his top aide, Wissan Lotfi, a Moroccan. They were allegedly preaching violent jihadi ideology to promote an international “holy war,” especially in Iraq, the statement said.

Spain has detained 250 suspected Islamic terrorists since the Madrid train bombings in 2004 that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800 others.

Spain’s defense minister recently told radio network SER. But most of those arrests have been in Madrid, Barcelona, and coastal areas.

A verdict in the Madrid bombing trial is expected next week. The trial earlier this year involved 28 defendants, mostly Islamic terrorist suspects.

Last week in Madrid, another terrorism trial began with 30 defendants, mostly Algerians, charged in what prosecutors said was a failed suicide truck bombing plot against the National Court in central Madrid.

Written by Krypt3ia

2007/10/24 at 08:15

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