Canadian Mounties seize data from torrent tracker

Canadian Mounties seize data from torrent tracker
At the request of Swedish authorities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have allegedly seized data from a Canadian-based torrent tracker.

The tracker, Sparvar, was hosted by the Montreal-based Netelligent. The site mainly hosted Swedish files and had over 10,000 users.

Netelligent's CIO Mohamed Salamé says the company was served with a legal document demanding the data. "We made a copy of the data with the client's consent," said Salamé.

The seizure appears to have followed complaints filed by the anti-piracy group Rights Alliance. The group took down another popular Swedish torrent site two years ago, Swepiracy.

Canada has long been a hotbed of piracy, according to the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), with the country being a place to "facilitate and enable massive unauthorized downloading of pirated versions of feature films, TV shows, recorded music, entertainment software, and other copyright materials."


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 May 2014 13:09
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