DirectConnect hub shut down in Mexico
Mexico City, 21st July 2008
A DirectConnect Hub, identified as "Sunnydale", which aided the online file-sharing of copyright infringing content such as music, comics and videogames has been shut down by the authorities in Mexico. A hub is a computer server primarily dedicated to facilitating the exchange of copyright infringing content by indexing the files available on network participants’ computers.
The Mexican Attorney Generals’ Office (PGR) acted on information supplied by the local industry anti-piracy group (APCM Mexico). The information, which was available to anyone who searched the internet, identified the administrator enabling the PGR to take enforcement action. The PGR asked the responsible internet service provider to shut down the hub’s online connection. The hub has shown no sign of activity since 3rd July and is currently offline and unavailable to its users.
The Sunnydale Hub had more than 1.5 terabytes of illegal content, including local and international music repertoire. Users had to supply a minimum of two gigabytes of content to be connected to the service.
The enforcement action forms part of IFPI Latin America’s regional strategy to shut down all hubs in the region.For further information contact:
Paulo Batimarchi or Emilio Garcia, IFPI
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org