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Top Thai pirate movie site shut down after complaints from Hollywood

The top rated pirate movie website “movie2free.com” has been shut down by the Department of Special Investigation. 

The free site was earning 5 million baht a month in advertising revenues per month and had 3,000 movies available to view. Most revenue was from gambling advertising. 

A 22 year old administrator living in Chiang Mai has been arrested said DSI director general Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang.

A thirty year old Thai man living abroad started the site in 2014. 

The DSI action followed complaints from the US Motion Picture Association and eight Hollywood movie agents last year. 

The site operated using sophisticated equipment and a server abroad to avoid detection. 

About ten million views were recorded each day. 

Thai Visa /  Thai Rath



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