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Scene Bust Triggered Historic Drop in ‘Pirate’ Releases

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  • Scene Bust Triggered Historic Drop in ‘Pirate’ Releases

    September 4, 2020 by Ernesto Van der Sar [TorrentFreak]

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    More than a week has passed since a US Government enforcement action hit the piracy scene hard. The release group SPARKS was the main target but, directly and indirectly, many other pirate groups were affected as well. Now that the dust is settling, we take a look at how the actions impacted the flow of new releases.

    Every day, millions of people download or stream pirated content including movies, TV-shows, games, MP3s, and books.

    Many of these files originate from a small and tightly organized ‘community’ commonly known as The Scene, which is made up of dozens of smaller ‘release groups.’

    These groups tend to operate in the shadows with little or no public profile. At least, that’s what the unwritten rules dictate. That’s for good reason as the people involved risk high prison sentences when caught.

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