Extreme-Down: ACE Shuts Down Major Pirate Site After 15 Years of Resilience
After being targeted in French courts by movie companies, blocked by French ISPs, and then deindexed by Google, illegal streaming/DDL site Extreme-Down burned domain after domain in an effort to stay in the game. Ending 15 years of resilience, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has shut down the site following a mission to Africa.
When Extreme Download (Extreme-Down.com) first appeared on the internet around 15 years ago, it linked to movies hosted on sites like Megaupload. The site was a little basic in the beginning, but people expected a lot less back then.
Four years later, Megaupload went down in spectacular fashion, but Extreme-Down and similar sites chose to ride out the storm. With increasing traffic and rising popularity, the eventual appearance of dark clouds was almost inevitable, it was only a matter of when.
Focused on French-language content, Extreme-Down was predictably popular in France. Over three-quarters of Extreme-Down’s visitors hailed from the region in December 2022, with Belgium, Canada and Switzerland accounting for most of the remainder.
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