ACE TARGETS VIETNAM-BASED PIRACY
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) continues to target major Vietnam-based piracy syndicates and since June has shut down multiple piracy websites belonging to the same piracy syndicate operating out of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Among the piracy sites shut down in the past quarter are:
• 2embed, a video content hosting site that provided content for hundreds of piracy websites around the world.
• More than 300 piracy streaming sites that relied upon 2embed as their content source. These sites had a combined 2.8 billion global visits in the past two years.
• Zoro.to, one of the world’s largest illegal streaming services, which averaged more than 200 million global visits per month from January through June 2023.
• Goku.to, which averaged more than 30 million visits per month from January through June 2023.
• Cineb.net, actvid.com and showbox-movies.net, which had combined traffic of more than 129 million global visits from January through September 2023.
• Tinyzone.tv, 3388.to, freemovies360.com, and ev01.net, which had combined traffic of more than 8.78 million global visits from January through September 2023.
Commenting on the actions, Jan van Voorn, executive VP and dhief of global content protection for the Motion Picture Association and head of ACE, said:
“Piracy operators in Vietnam have run some of the world’s most egregious piracy services, which cause significant damage to the local and international economies and make Vietnam a piracy hotspot,” said. “ACE’s actions in in Vietnam mark a major step forward in the global fight against piracy. We’re confident that our ongoing collaboration with the Vietnamese government can help pave the way for the criminal prosecution of the operators behind these highly profitable and damaging piracy websites and services”.
All sites that were shut down now redirect to ACE’s “Watch Legally" page.