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    Thumbs down Sharereactor Taken Down by Swiss Authorities

    Due to the suspicion of breach of copyright and trademark laws the cantonal judicial Inquiry department of Thurgau has taken down an Internet-Site that served as a link platform for filesharing offerings. A process concerning these matters against the 25 year old owner from Frauenfeld is underway.

    The Internet-Site located in Frauenfeld was online for about 30 months and last had over 220.000 hits per day bevor it was taken offline by the Thurgau officials. The in search engines toprated site worked as a anchorpoint for links to downloads of copyright and trademark protectet games and movies that were offered on the filesharing network.

    After a complaint from several large corporations, represented by the swiss association against piracy, the cantonal judicial inquiry department of Thurgau initiated an investigation, seized the servers in Frauenfeld and had the site taken offline.

    The responsible owner, a 25 year old swiss proved to be very cooperative in explaining matters at hand. The inquiries continue and will take some time.

    http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/5085.cfm


    My question is this, how can they take it down if he wasn't hosting illegal content?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    My question is this, how can they take it down if he wasn't hosting illegal content?
    Interesting point BB. That was the reason that I thought the site was up for so long.

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    Sharereactor I think just taunted the companies a little too openly... you can't be too overt with illegal business. It's like a robber robbing a store, and then smiling in the security camera.. cops are gonna be all over his ass in no time.

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    But dude...he was online for 30 months!!! Thats like...2 and a half years!!! WOW

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