NZB Zone Closes Due to MPAA Legal Action

While it was only untill recently that NZB sites and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) locked horns, NZB sites seemed to be able to keep out of the sites of legal pursuit.

Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes

Now it appears that NZB sites are becoming no more immune than BitTorrent sites. NZB Zone has shut down allegedly because of MPAA action.

Recently, NZB Zone has shut down. A note was left stating, “no details other than what I heard from admin, MPAA involved”

It was only earlier this year that NZB sites were under possible legal threat of copyright authorities. While TVNZB has merely changed ownership and despite claims that they’ll be open in a week, TVNZB has yet to re-open.

According to a press release (PDF) earlier this year, and were all named in a list of sites that were under legal pressure from the MPAA. Why only recently NZB-Zone has closed is a question that is thus far unanswered. Details are currently scarce, as Slyck is currently looking into the situation.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Google+.

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