ACE announces ISD raid in Taiwan, two pirate shut-downs in Latin America

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The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) announced that two of Latin America’s largest and most visited Spanish-language piracy rings – and Pelisplus.Lat – were shut down.

Those sites illegally streamed live sports and a vast library of video content, drawing a combined 150 million monthly visits.  Futbolparatodos, one of the most visited sports piracy sites after the 2022 shutdown of Futbolibre, had a network of more than 20 domains, while recently ranked fourth in Q1 2023 and third in Q2 2023, among the top 25 most visited illegal services in Spanish language.

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Those Latin America sites were redirected to ACE’s Watch Legally Web site.

Taiwan raid

Separately, ACE also announced that on September 27, the Taiwan Police had successfully executed a raid against the distributors of SVICLOUD illicit streaming devices (ISDs) that enabled users to stream pirated content through pre-loaded apps, seizing more than 1,000 ISDs and equipment including mobile devices and computers. Seven suspects were arrested.

Further reading

ACE shuts down two of Latin America’s most notorious piracy rings.  Press release. October 11, 2023. ACE (Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment)

ACE applauds successful raid by Taiwanese Police against distributors of illicit streaming devices. Press release. October 5, 2023. ACE (Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment)

Why it matters

Commenting on the Taiwan action, Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Global Content Protection Chief at the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Head of ACE said that “The intellectual property rights of various ACE members were infringed upon by these criminals, but this recent action reinforces how valuable our partnerships are with law enforcement agencies around the world. Partnerships such as this are vital to the success of our global campaign to combat piracy and protect legal content platforms.”

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