ACE, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, reports that the Spanish piracy site AtomoHD has been taken out of service. AtomoHD enabled users to illegally stream and download content from a VOD library of more than 13,000 movies and 4,500 TV series in Spanish and other languages. The pirated content impacted all of ACE’s member organizations.
AtomoHD was launched in 2020 by a group of individuals, some of whom had prior convictions in Spain for intellectual property infringement and to evade justice, fled to Andorra.
Since AtomoHD’s inception, the site logged 235 million visitors, averaging 9.7 million monthly visits and 484,000 unique visitors. Ninety percent of the online traffic originated in Spain, followed by the United States, Germany, and France. AtomoHD was operating via 60 website domains.
The sites now redirect to the ACE “Watch Legally” Web site
ACE takes down Spain’s largest piracy service. ACE action prompts AtomoHD operators to agree to settlement. Press release. May 18, 2023. Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).
Why it matters
“This takedown represents another major victory by ACE over illegal content distributors,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Global Content Protection Chief of the Motion Picture Association and Head of ACE. “It is increasingly clear that major criminal operators like AtomoHD are not immune from ACE’s enforcement actions.”