Tuesday, September 27, 2005
According to the Sydney (Australia) Herald and the Hollywood Reporter, the Motion Picture Association has announced the successful shutdown of a Swedish piracy website specializing in the storage and swapping of films and television episodes. The owner of the site, someone going by the name of Swemike", had named his site "Blue Crap", and had maintained more than 15,000 titles there. His system permitted a film to be downloaded in fewer than ten seconds. After the Swedish agency in charge of enforcement, Svenska Antipiratbyran, contacted him, "Swemike" agreed to the shutdown. Read more here and here (subscription required).