World’s Biggest Pirate Movie Site (123movies) Is Officially Shutting Down: We all know very well that the web pages that allow downloading files (especially torrents) come and go frequently. Many of them are often forced to close for various reasons, however now according to the latest reports, world’s biggest pirate site is officially shutting down.
World’s Biggest Pirate Movie Site (123movies.to) Is Officially Shutting Down
Web pages that allow downloading files (especially torrents) come and go frequently. Many of them are often forced to close for various reasons, one of the most common that the audiovisual industry has focused on you, and I warn you with very serious legal repercussions if you do not close. This is what happened to 123movies.
123movies is forced to close due to industry pressures
As recently a few days ago we told you about 123movies, which had become the new king of piracy portals. The web had dethroned The Pirate Bay, which until now was the most popular after the closure of KickassTorrents. It had about 3.3 million daily visitors and operated with other names such as 123movieshub or Gomovies. The website announced a few hours ago that it will close later this week as they have published on their own website, under the following message:-
“We have been offering links to movies and series for years. Now is the time to say goodbye. Thank you for being our friends and thank you for being with us all that time. Postscript: please pay for movies and series. That is what we should do to show our respect to those who work by creating them.”
As we can see, this last sentence allows us to better understand the reason for closing this website. It is very likely that the industry had its eye on the web for some time, and in fact, the MPAA referred to it last week as “the most popular illegal website in the world”.
Along with this, they claimed that the website operated from Vietnam and that it has 98 million monthly visits. Last year, the US ambassador to Vietnam called on the country’s government to initiate a case against the web operator in his country of residence. The website was also on the “Notorious Markets” list, which includes the most popular pirate websites.
123movies allowed, basically, to see a great variety of movies and series streaming stored in Open-load or other similar servers. The web had been operating for three years, and in its short history had changed several times in name and domain to try to avoid the authorities. Now, there are only a few days left until it closes definitively.
Luckily, if you are one of those who value quality in the movies and series you watch, you probably avoided the web from the beginning, since the quality of the content they linked to was quite low. Also, when viewing videos the load is slow and full of ads (many of which link to malware). So what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.