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Share Beast Site Shut Down, Domain Seized by the DOJ

Postby sunnyd » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:39 pm

As of Friday, September 11, 2015, users trying to reach Sharebeast.com were greeted with the FBI anti-piracy logo with a message that the domain had been seized.

A news release posted on the RIAA website stated the following, "Department of Justice takes action against Sharebeast." RIAA CEO Cary Sherman called the action "A huge win for the music community and legitimate music services,” and went on to say that Sharebeast operated with flagrant disregard for the rights of artists and labels while undermining the legal marketplace."

He continued with, "Millions of users accessed songs from Sharebeast each month without one penny of compensation going to countless artists, songwriters, labels and others who created the music. We are grateful to the FBI and the Department of Justice for its strong stand against Sharebeast and for recognizing that these types of illicit sites wreak major damage on the music community and hinder fans’ legitimate listening options."

The RIAA’s description of Share Beast calls the site "the largest music illegal file-sharing site operating in the United States." Linked site albumjam.com has been shut down also and now displays the notice as well.

We'll have more news to come, if and when available.




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Re: Share Beast Site Shut Down, Domain Seized by the DOJ

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:13 pm

why do people continue to use .com domains? it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure that one out.
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Re: Share Beast Site Shut Down, Domain Seized by the DOJ

Postby ejonesss » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:21 am

1. other domains have been taken down by ice not just the american names.

2. this is the firs in a long time in a long time i have seen the same story over at torrentfreak

https://torrentfreak.com/fbi-seizes-dom ... es-150914/
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Re: Share Beast Site Shut Down, Domain Seized by the DOJ

Postby sunnyd » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:54 am

ejonesss, it's not unusual for the same subject matter for a story to appear in many media sites, in fact it's very common. :wink:
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Re: Share Beast Site Shut Down, Domain Seized by the DOJ

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:34 am

ejonesss wrote:1. other domains have been taken down by ice not just the american names.


could u give me some examples of ICE taking down sites with TLDs that aren't american-controlled?
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