As every year, the US administration has published a list of websites that rights holders should keep an eye on. In fact, these sites, each on their respective domain, are accused of facilitating the work of pirates who illegally put copyrighted content online. However, this list is not intended to initiate legal action.
The US seems to be taking the bull by the horns when it comes to illegal downloading lately. A few days ago, we spoke to you in particular about a giant in the sector, which closed its doors following a historic court decision. The authorities have no intention of stopping on such a good note and naturally plan to maintain their vigilance in a booming market.
In fact, download sites are not the only players in this sector: you also have to trust their publishers, their hosts, the other platforms that promote them, etc. Thus, it is a whole ecosystem that appeals to this practice, however illegal it may be, and which should be monitored to avoid writing in the blank with each legal act.
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Here’s the list of sites that rights holders should be watching closely in 2022
That is why every year the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a long list of websites, listed in various categories, that are directly or indirectly involved in illegal downloading. “The Notorious Marketplaces List is an important tool that inspires the private sector and our trading partners to take action against these harmful practices”says Katherine Tai, ambassador at the office.
Several well-known names can be found on this list, such as the regulars that are The Pirate Bay or Rarbg.to, but also the most unexpected ones, such as e-commerce platforms like Aliexpress. Here is the full list for this year:
- Baidu Wangpan
Computer games :
- Fmovies / Bmovies / Bflix
- Globe IPTV
- Lalastreams / Istream2watch.com