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German Police Raid Homes of Alleged Illegal Uploaders
« on: November 14, 2014, 06:56:09 pm »
German Police Raid Homes of Alleged Illegal Uploaders

German police today conducted a massive raid on over 100 homes belonging to uploaders to an alleged pirate site, according to Ernesto for TorrentFreak, who reported, "Four hundred police officers raided 121 homes today in a crackdown on the popular linking site The homes are believed to be connected to active uploaders of the site but no arrests have been made. The website itself switched to a new provider but remains online."

He added, "The police actions are part of a large investigation into the local piracy scene in Germany which are today followed by one of the largest anti-piracy raids in history."

The raids follow another police action last week intended to find and detain the operators of, "a manhunt that’s still ongoing."

The article also notes that the raids are the result of complaints made by German anti-piracy firm GVU, which claims that " is offering more than 100,000 files without permission from rightsholders, including 61,776 movies and 13,560 TV-shows."

As serious as Germany seems to be about getting a handle on online piracy, these actions prove how difficult it can be to get offending sites offline and offenders apprehended.

"Despite the massive police force that was used in today’s raids and those of last week," reports Eernesto, "both and remain online. The alleged operators of the sites are still on the run."

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