World piracy sting takes grip of 1 million website domains

A crucial step was supposed to be taken for  copy rights issues  and privacy. This step is now been taken firing away many domain users. This will also spread awareness among users for better usage of websites.

A collaboration between government  authorities and agencies worldwide has shuttered more than 1 million copyright-infringing web site domains promoting counterfeit products this year.

In an announcement on December 2, the day of the Cyber Monday online procuring event, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stated that apart from counterfeit goods and products they seized websites distributed copyright-protected film and TV content.

Of the web sites seized that have been promoting counterfeit items, most merchandise have been a part of the electronics or fashion industries. The preferred merchandise bought have been watches, jewelry, purses and wallets.ICE stated roughly 35,000 web site domains have been seized in a joint effort between its Homeland Security Investigations, Europol, Interpol and police forces from 20 different countries, in an ongoing operation named ‘Operation in Our Sites”.

Steve Francis, director of the US National IP Rights Center, which took part within the operation, stated Operation in Our Sites is a “comprehensive method” of creating a safer web .

“For many, the holidays signify a season of goodwill and giving, however for criminals, it’s the season to lure in unsuspecting holiday shoppers due to the recognition of online shopping,” Francis said.

Moreover, trade companions taking part within the operation have been chargeable for the seizure of 1.1 million domains via civil actions, and the shutting down of 3 million e-commerce links on social media platforms and marketplaces.

A few of the web sites, promoting pirated movies, television shows, music, software, electronics and counterfeit pharmaceuticals, included,,, and

Closure of pirated website domains will make  up space for original websites for better web experience.


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