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Thread: MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

    It is no secret that the MPAA and other anti-piracy organizations track down alleged pirates by uploading fake torrents. Up until now it was always unclear where those files came from, and how to identify them.

    mpaa blockThe MPAA and other anti-piracy watchdogs try to trap people into downloading fake torrents, so they can collect IP addresses, and send copyright infringement letters to ISPs. They hire a company to put up fake copies of popular movies, music albums, and TV series. They even use pirate like filenames such as “Battlestar Galactica S03E07 REPACK DSR XviD-ORENJi” and “Miami Vice[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo“.

    One of the btjunkie admins has found a unique way to identify trackers that host these fake files, which makes it easy to efficiently remove them.

    Virtually all the servers that spread these fake files are located in....


    I can't believe they'd take the time and resources to upload fake torrents on a network. The moment it's discovered surely someone can report them and the torrent link site admins can remove the links....

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    True that admins could be easily notified, but MPAA are happy even if they only catch one downloader. So its good to hear that BT admins are being proactive and trying to detect and block/remove the fake links

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