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Bittorrent and cyberlocker web sites reported to US

Filesonic and The Pirate Bay mentioned in written submission
Tue Feb 14 2012, 17:19

US GROUP The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has published a written submission to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) listing many Bittorrent and cyberlocker services.

According to Torrent Freak, Hong Kong based Filesonic is listed as an "infringing distribution hub". Meanwhile, Pirate Bay, Isohunt, Demonoid and others get mentioned too.

The written submission to the USTR lists countries that it believes should be identified in the annual Special 301, a report that details the "adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners' protection of intellectual property rights".

The Association of American Publishers, BSA, ESA, Independent Film & Television Alliance, MPAA, National Music Publishers' Association, and the RIAA are all members of the IIPA.

Therefore it's not a surprise that the main complaints centre around alleged copyright infringement of film, music, video game and software content.

The group focuses on Canada, China, Russia and Ukraine as areas of concern for illegal filesharing. µ


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