PALM BEACH, FL – An investigation which began in 2017 has eventually led to the take-down and removal of a content hosting network using the domain name “Share-Online.biz”, which was particularly popular in Germany according to SimilarWeb. The site served up to 10 million visitors a month with millions of files stored across unknown number of servers which is expected to be in the hundreds
Those 10 million visitors are now met with the following take-down notice:
This unprecedented procedure was initiated by the GVU [a local anti-piracy outfit], whose employees filed a criminal complaint against the service providers in 2017 and have been supporting the authorities ever since,” GVU explains.Society for the Prosecution of Copyright Infringements
One Reddit user noticed the take-down posting:
Does anybody know why share-online.biz is offline? Takedown for copyright? On my fav. DDL site the last upload for share-online is 20h ago. Normaly every 15min theres a new upload. I dont find a twitter etc account.Manschk3rl
RIP, they killed it. https://gvu.de/gvu-bringt-share-online-biz-zu-fall/4106TheSick1981
The Society for the Prosecution of Copyright Infringement EV sent more than eight million take-down notices to Share-Online.biz since 2017 to remove copyrighted content. The site deleted the content from the platform but it generally reappeared shortly after being removed.
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