Other illegal sites hosting films closed, including gimy.tv, pttplay, momovod, and 149mov.com
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Media reported the illegal websites gimy.tv, pttplay, momovod, and 149mov.com had halted their services. It was believed this was due to police operations.
Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said 8maple.ru, the most-visited piracy movie site in the country, utilized offshore web hosting services to upload popular Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, European and American dramas, movies, and television programs. They were unlawfully obtained and infringed the intellectual property rights (IPRs) of others.
The bureau estimates damages for infringement of U.S. company IPRs amount to nearly NT$1 billion. 8maple.ru has been on the radar of police authorities in various countries, overshadowing Taiwan's efforts to combat cybercrime and safeguard IPRs. [FULL STORY]