In May 2018 Several torrent web sites in Spain suffered closures, amongst which had been DDMix, NewPCT1 and SeriesBlanco. These web sites had been one of probably the most visited to hack in Spain, however all the things got here to an finish when three individuals associated to their operation in Seville, Madrid and Argentina had been arrested.
The trial can be held in July 2021
Now, the Seville Court has set for July 2021 the trial towards two of the defendants, who’re charged with a crime towards mental property. The detainees not solely face 6 years in prison and a positive of 16,200 euros, however might also have to compensate with 6.36 million euros to the house owners of the content material they supplied on their web sites, which included motion pictures, music and video video games.
The downloadmix.com portal allowed the sharing of every kind of hyperlinks and content material since 2009. However, in 2012, its creator (CB) targeted its exercise on uploaders and the publication of hyperlinks (which is entered in obtain managers) via third-party internet hosting web sites, utilizing varied cyberlockers for this, in addition to obtain hyperlinks to content material by torrent.
The creator of the web site modified the possession of the web page in 2015 in order to evade the authorities, and selected an Argentine citizen (FH), who’s the third of the accused. Despite the change in possession, CB continued to function webmaster. The third defendant is AF, a resident of Valdemoro (Madrid), who knew and took part in the administration and upkeep of the web site since November 2012 on the earliest.
DDMix turned the web site quantity 72 in visits in Spain
In its final years, the net adopted a community of redirects utilizing addresses of a German firm, one other American, and eventually a French one, till in May 2018 all the things got here to an finish with Operation Démona, in which they closed till 17 web sites between portals and mirrors. This community of web sites was thought of crucial in the Spanish-speaking group in phrases of infringement of mental property rights and copyright. The web site turned the portal quantity 72 in visits in Spain.
The content material they uploaded was usually obtained from different trackers, though generally they obtained it from the unique platforms themselves. In May 2018, the web site had 3,000 hyperlinks to motion pictures. To make a revenue, site owners used commercials and banners, in addition to made cash from cyberlockers based mostly on the quantity of downloads and whether or not customers created premium accounts. For a time in addition they included scripts to mine cryptocurrencies on guests’ computer systems with out their consent.
It is estimated that CB obtained 118,000 euros between 2010 and 2015, whereas AF obtained a minimum of 22,115.25 euros between 2011 and 2016, very small quantities for a lot threat, and which might be removed from the greater than six million euros that the Prosecutor’s Office claims as compensation to the injured. We could have to wait for the trial in July 2021 on the Provincial Court of Seville.