In a final nail to the coffin of a piracy icon, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – backed by every major Hollywood Studio has declared a comprehensive victory in shutting down torrent release group YIFY and its website YTS.
A joint operation between the MPAA and the group’s ‘international associates’ has resulted in the shutting down of prolific and popular movie pirate YIFY. The MPAA has also reached a private settlement with the operator of YIFY, a New Zealand Citizen who allegedly ran the entire operation from a house in Auckland.
The unknown New Zealander settled out of court with the MPAA, according to local representatives of the studio-backed [...]
The torrenting landscape undergoes a seismic change as YIFY, a prominent movie-torrents release group goes offline forever.
Following outages and the eventual demise of the wildly popular PopcornTime.io fork last week, its movie supplier-YIFY and its website YTS have also shut down permanently, according to trusted sources close to TorrentFreak.
YIFY was already down to its knees when a DDoS attack from a still unknown source struck the official YTS website 10 days ago. The downtime lasted longer than the usual turnaround time for the website to function again, leading to fears among the torrenting community.
Subsequently, the MPAA-led takedown of popular [...]