ACE Shuts Down ‘Pirate’ CDN Service and YMovies
The world’s leading anti-piracy coalition ACE has booked another major success in Latin America. The group shut down the popular movie streaming site Ymovies.to through a suspect in Columbia. Around the same time, a Brazil-based pirate video CDN was pulled offline, blacking out dozens of other sites in the process.
Last year, the Motion Picture Association warned of a new and emerging piracy threat; Piracy-as-a-Service (PaaS).
The term refers to tools and services that make it easy for prospective pirates to set up and operate a piracy site.
This category includes pre-configured scripts that allow prospective pirates to launch a streaming site in no time, for example. These can then be paired with pre-populated video libraries or CDNs, that instantly offer access to externally hosted movies and TV shows.
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