A fight over domain names killed one of internet's biggest pirate sites
The age of video piracy, in some ways, is over. It’s not just that streaming video has become relatively cheap and simple, with even long-time holdouts like HBO expanding into online-only options. It’s not just that ISPs finally settled on a fairly standard “six strikes” warning system for pirates. It’s that the anonymous piracy ecosystem itself is sometimes more fragile than it seems. According to TorrentFreak, this is exactly what killed one of the internet’s most prominent pirate sites, EZTV.
EZTV was (and still is, technically) a methodically organized television piracy service, collecting and distributing BitTorrent trackers for just about any moderately popular TV show. Like most other torrent sites, it’s had several false alarms,…
Source:: The Verge