Movie Pirated And Uploaded On Google Drive Due To Torrent Banned
It’s non altogether surprising that pirates are trying novel together with to a greater extent than creative ways to spread copyrighted materials on the internet. For instance, using cloud storage services similar Google Drive to upload pirated movies together with TV shows.
According to a study yesteryear Gadgets360, some 5,000 DMCA takedown requests, for illegal media hosted on Google Drive, cause got been sent yesteryear diverse copyright holders together with Hollywood studios to Google inwards the end month.
Pirates upload a consummate downloadable Movie or TV demo file on the Drive together with part its link. There tin also endure an empty link to the Drive amongst an embedded YouTube video of the media.
The videos are uploaded to YouTube equally unlisted, which is done to exclude them from the Content ID filters. H5N1 similar technique was reported before this year, telling that massive amounts of pornographic content were uploaded to Google Servers via YouTube.
These videos are shared across diverse Facebook pages, online forums, subreddits, together with fifty-fifty My Maps.
My Maps is a custom map builder tool developed yesteryear Google almost a decade ago. With no verification inwards place, pirates are using the service to seat content links which tin endure accessed yesteryear other users.
Using My Maps, people tin add together a novel location to the map, including pirate links, which tin endure shared elsewhere. This reduces the possibility of beingness pointed out yesteryear some piracy prevention tool.
Google Drive isn’t the alone service that’s used a launch pad for piracy. Dropbox, OneDrive, together with Kim Dotcom’s Mega are also inwards line. However, the higher storage limit, wider reach, together with relaxation of access seat Google Drive ahead of its competitors, fifty-fifty when people are using it to pirate movies together with tv set shows., etc.
The publish of DMCA requests related to Google Drive was relatively high inwards the comparing to others. Also, it’s non alone YouTube simply video sharing sites similar DailyMotion together with Video which are abused yesteryear the pirate community.
Google said inwards a disceptation that DMCA requests are taken real seriously yesteryear the companionship together with quick activeness is taken afterwards the rightsholders say them most whatever copyrighted cloth posted online.