miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2006

QUEPD Razorback 2 - un día de duelo para la mula

BELGIAN & SWISS AUTHORITIES BREAK RAZORBACK2

World's Largest P2P Facilitator Put Out of Illegal Business

Brussels, Los Angeles-- In a joint operation today police and prosecuting authorities in Belgium and Switzerland shut down the infamous file-swapping network Razorback2. Razorback2 was the number one eDonkey peer-to-peer server facilitating the illegal file swapping of approximately 1.3 million users simultaneously. Razorback2 was operated as a commercial enterprise indexing over 170 million files including millions of copyrighted movies, software, games, TV programming and music with international and U.S. titles. The site was regularly used by people located all over the world, with the vast majority of users based in Europe.

"This is a major victory in our fight to cut off the supply of illegal materials being circulated on the Internet via peer-to-peer networks," said Motion Picture Association (MPA) Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman. "By shaving the illegal traffic of copyrighted works facilitated by Razorback2, we are depleting other illegal networks of their ability to supply Internet pirates with copyrighted works which is a positive step in our international effort to fight piracy."

Swiss authorities arrested the site's operator at his residence in Switzerland this morning and searched his home. At the same time, on the authority of a local magistrate, Belgian police seized the site's servers located at an Internet hosting center in Zaventem near Brussels. The operation conducted by Swiss and Belgian authorities aimed at cutting off a major supply and facilitator of illegal files to several popular illegal file swapping networks. By shutting down Razorback2, the ease with which pirates can obtain illegal content online will slow dramatically. Since November of 2004, authorities have closed down all of the major eDonkey servers in the United States, and now, Europe.

The operators of Razorback2 had clear financial motives. In addition to collecting "donations" from users, revenue was also generated through the sale of advertising on the site, usually promoting pornographic websites. In addition, the availability of offensive content will be inhibited. The operators of this eDonkey site chose not to exercise control over files being traded by users which including those containing child pornography, bomb-making instructions and terrorist training videos.

"Razorback2 was not just an enormous index for Internet users engaged in illegal file swapping, it was a menace to society," said Executive Vice President and Worldwide Anti-Piracy Director John G. Malcolm. "I applaud the Swiss and Belgian authorities for their actions which are helping thwart Internet piracy around the world."

Razorback2 posted statistics on its site regarding the number of uses online at any one time, reveling in its reputation as the world's largest P2P facilitator. Today, users attempting to connect to Razorback2 read the message "Razorback space 2.0 appears to be dead."

Chris Marcich, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the MPA's European Office said: "We are very grateful to the Swiss and Belgian authorities for their cooperation and effective action in dealing with this particularly egregious enterprise and the individual profiting from it."

The MPA and its member companies, working with the local film industries, have a multi-pronged approach to fighting piracy, which includes educating people about the consequences of piracy, taking action against Internet thieves, working with law enforcement authorities around the world to root out pirate operations and working to ensure movies are available legally using advanced technology.



fuente: http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=1102

4 comentarios:

AzoG® dijo...

El dato es 100% cierto...
Yo usaba Razorback2 desde que estoy en la red de eDonkey (cuando aun se hacia el programa) y luego usando eMule.

Sinceramente, me dio MUCHA paja, tener que cambiar de server a Razorback 2.2 o 2.3 o 2.4 (LOL)

Si bien es cierto que era el mas concurrido de la red p2p, es bolazo que era fuente de boludeces para el terrorismo y "bla", como tambien es mentira que "significa el principio de la caida del p2p", ya que esos portales SOLO hacen de conexion entre maquinas hogareñas y maquinas hogareñas, por ende, no hosteaba files, y si bien contaba con un promedio de conexion de 1.100.000 personas por dia, hoy por hoy hay servers (como "eDonkey Server 1") que llega a los 990.000 por dia. Y si sumamos a los tres Razorback que quedan vivos, sumamos 2.000.000 de usuarios.

So... Byte Me! :-P

Saludos
Leonel - AzoG v3.0

deX dijo...

QEPD

Esto no significa la muerte de el p2p ni mucho menos. Significa que los caza p2p tienen un maldito villano (los "terroristas" de razorback2) en quien desquitarse...

El p2p existe y seguirá existiendo. Que viva el p2p =D

Fernando dijo...

Con respecto a los otros Razorback, son servers TRUCHOS. Es decir, no los usen por ninguna razón; conviene ver cuál tiene más usuarios de los que quedan.

Además, con la fragmentación de los servers, es muy difícil que junten esa cantidad de usuarios en uno solo de nuevo. Significa que la disponibilidad de archivos no va a ser la misma mientras usemos un solo server por vez.

Entre paréntesis, sólo les voy a tirar este dato: el futuro del P2P yace en el Kademlia (alias "Kad"). Infórmese en su centro más cercano. =P

AzoG® dijo...

Llamáme viejo...
Llamáme tradicionalista...
o... de la "vieja escuela"...

Pero sigo poniendo todas las fichas en el P2P, no solo por su sistema, sino tambien por su estabilidad.

Estuve viendo, analizando y probando otros tipos de sistema de "share", entre ellos el sistema "kad", y el de torrent, pero no tienen la estabilidad, la velocidad y la cantidad de cosas y fuentes que hay en el p2p desde hace una decada y media.

Saludos
Leonel - AzoG v3.0

PD: Obviamente, en algun momento, el p2p va a ser reemplazado por algo, pero supongo que por otro estandar del mismo tipo... "p3p" quizas? :-P maybe! pero no creo que tengan mucha suerte en querer innovar otro sistema.