Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) portal Xunlei.com and linking website Yyets.com are among the worst online offenders of copyrighted TV and film material, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
The list includes several direct download and streaming cyberlocker sites, linking websites, peer-to-peer networks and BitTorrent portals that offer illegal access to video content, MPAA said Monday.
It said the worst markets for pirated movies are Brazil, Toronto and China.
Xunlei is a popular P2P and BitTorrent download tool in China and its website provides links to large amounts of potentially unauthorized content.
Yyets.com began as an online forum for volunteer translators to share their English-to-Chinese or Japanese-to-Chinese subtitle translations for TV, film or cartoon programs.
It was later turned into a portal-like website that provides links to BitTorrent of the latest TV shows.
“The film and television industry is a vibrant component of our nation’s economy, supporting close to two million jobs and generating a positive trade surplus in every country in the world in which it does business,” MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd said in a statement.
“Robust protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights both domestically and abroad are vital to ensuring the sustained growth of America’s creative industries.”
On Tuesday, Yyets.com said it will delete all links to unauthorized material by the end of November but will continue to provide Chinese subtitles for non-Chinese content.
Here’s the full list:
Direct download and streaming cyberlockers:VK.com – RussiaUploaded.net – NetherlandsRapidgator.net – RussiaFiredrive.com – New ZealandNowvideo.sx and the “Movshare Group” – Panama/Switzerland/NetherlandsNetload.in – Germany
Peer-to-peer networks and BitTorrent portals:Kickass.to – Several locationsThepiratebay.se – SwedenTorrentz.eu – Germany/LuxembourgRutracker.org – RussiaYts.re – Several locationsExtratorrent.cc – UkraineXunlei.com – China
Linking websites:Free-tv-video-online.me – CanadaMovie4k.to – RomaniaPrimewire.ag – EstoniaWatchseries.lt – SwitzerlandPutlocker.is – SwitzerlandSolarmovie.is – LatviaMegafilmeshd.net – BrazilFilmesonlinegratis.net – BrazilWatch32.com – GermanyYyets.com – ChinaViooz.ac – EstoniaCuevana.tv – ArgentinaDegraçaemaisgostoso.org – BrazilTelona.org – Brazil
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