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MPAA’S CANADIAN OFFICE PAYS A CALL ON A FILE SHARING SITE AND …

June 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It apparently didn’t take much to shut down a popular movie streaming application called Flixtor. All that was needed was for an investigator from the MPAA’s Canadian office to show up at the developer’s home and follow that up with a series of telephone warnings, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. "They wanted me to close Flixtor/Torrentlookup and then they would drop the charges against me, which are $20,000 per copyrighted file," the developer told TorrentFreak. The developers pulled the plug on the site over the weekend after posting a message that said, "Thanks to everybody that used Flixtor and bought the mobile version. We have reached the finish line." TorrentFreak commented that the incident "shows that, behind the scenes, a lot of pressure is being put on the people who operate torrent sites and related services. It may also explain why some sites simply disappear."