Platform for hugely popular, pirated movies and series in the United States primewire The lawsuit was filed by giants in the streaming world, such as Netflix and Disney+. however, Site admins dodging lawsuits, The original domain has already been migrated to another domain and links to copyrighted material have been removed in an effort to avoid millions of dollars in damages and platform shutdown.
for those who don’t know primewire Abroad is a very popular site that provides all free streaming for all types of movies, series and TV shows. Of course this is piracy, but The platform took advantage of loopholes in US laws to operate.
All files were hosted elsewhere and linked to the site, so there was effectively no direct download or sharing, which has been condemned by US courts as copyright infringement.
Disney, Netflix and other giants sued Primewire
In December 2021, Paramount, Universal, Warner, Columbia, Disney and Netflix – represented by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) – sued the pirated streaming site, arguing that primewire Users are encouraged to share links to pirated content, which would be a violation of US copyright law.
According to the streaming giants, Services like Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+ and Peacock were damaged from the existence of primewire, Thus, the companies sought millions of dollars in damages for the violations in court and eventually obtained an injunction.
US justice ordered the pirate platform to stop all its illegal activities and also demanded that domain controllers deactivate the three websites primewire, right away, Primewire.ag has been suspended, but the platform continued its operations using another address. In addition, all the content has been moved to a new server, which has not taken any action till date.
before the efforts of primewire In ignoring the injunction decisions, Companies ask court for permanent remedy against the activities of the platform and this will prevent the emergence of new domains. He also sought permission to investigate third-party companies related to primewire To formulate a more accurate claim for compensation.
In the end, the pirate platform operators did not appear in court to defend themselves. Still, they are certainly aware of the whole problem. In January this year, The site was already preparing for a domain seizure And also took steps to avoid them. So, last week, primewire was “re-released” to a new domain (primewire.tf) and informs users that changes are being made to the site.
“Due to recent legal action, it is possible that existing domains will be crippled or confiscated. Websites to comply with temporary injunctions and possible future permanent actions, to prevent new domains from being suspended.” Some changes will be made in
primewire It didn’t explicitly indicate what the changes are, but anyone who searches the site for certain content will know right away All links to pirated movies and TV shows have been removed,
Primewire will be evading permanent punishment
The action of site administrators is curious. People are already thronging comments and asking for links. Thus, the site could quickly die as a pirate streaming platform and become a platform for discussion and evaluation of movies and series. However, it will lose most of the users.
However, all these measures may be temporary. the way it is, primewire Can stop giving permanent remedy in court, Either way, the streaming giant won’t stop. Last Saturday, he reinforced in a notification to the court that it would not matter if the site still had pirated content for legal action.
in a statementThe Anti-Piracy Head of the MPA (Motion Picture Association) Jan van Voorne said that the new PrimeWire.tf website is almost identical to the old platform. Furthermore, he pointed out that as of March 8, 2022, the site still contained at least some pirated content. The next day, all the pointed links were already removed.
what’s left primewire There are “watch now” and “download” buttons that redirect the user to another unlinked and very questionable platform. In this, it is necessary to subscribe to a paid service to gain access to the content. The MPA provided no evidence that this third-party site would also infringe copyright.
however, The association reiterates that it points to a possible recurrence of pirated content sharingwho will maintain the request for permanent action against them primewire, If the domains are not taken down, the MPA wants US justice to hand them over to the injured companies, or even have them forcibly deactivated.
With information: torrentfreak