Anyone who is trafficking in illicit copies of copyrighted media beware! A major blow against global piracy was made recently in the United Kingdom when tv-links.co.uk was shut down and its management arrested.
“The arrest and the closure of the site - 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.”
With such a major blow delivered to pirates just across the pond, the big question is whether or not we'll see this kind of crack-down here in the U.S.