Illegal blogs pulled offline in Brazil
23rd September 2009
Brazilian police have shutdown two major copyright infringing blogs colecaodosamba.com and colecaodefilmes.com. Officers from the civil police in Sao Paulo acted with the support of APCM, the local music and film anti-piracy team, in raiding the operator of two commercially run blogs who generated revenue by selling advertising on his sites.
Colecaodosamba.com was an mp3 Blog with more than 440,000 unique visitors, 1.4 million page views and at least 1,200 pages of links that led to unauthorised music files available for distribution online. Colecaodefilmes.com was a similar blog that provided links to unlicensed movies and television shows.
Colecaodosamba.com generated an income for its operator through banner advertisements for at least four different businesses that took advantage of the high traffic generated by the availability of illegal files containing Brazilian albums. Google Page Rank noted that colecaodosamba.com was a significant revenue generator.
APCM Brazil led the investigation of the site, identified its infringements and formally notified the police authorities in August 2009. Targeting copyright infringing websites and blogs that use advertising for profit is part of IFPI's regional internet anti-piracy campaign.
For further information contact:
Alex Jacob, IFPI London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7940 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7935 (Press Office)