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U.S. GOVERNMENT ISSUES LIST OF MOST “NOTORIOUS” PIRATE SITES

February 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The office of the United States Trade Representative on Wednesday released its annual “Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets,” a list of some one dozen websites that it maintains are the greatest contributors to online piracy. TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage, observed that the government bases the list on input from such industry groups as the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America. In a statement, the USTR said, “The United States urges the responsible authorities to intensify efforts to combat piracy and counterfeiting, and to use the information contained in the Notorious Markets Review to pursue legal actions where appropriate.” Topping the list was The Pirate Bay, which, it noted, has recently “released its own web browser designed to evade network controls and reportedly has plans to offer software to circumvent conventional methods of enforcement.”