The U.S. Department of Justice has pulled the plug on file-sharing service Sharebeast.
As reported by Variety, the RIAA (Recording Industry Assn. of America) reveals that the FBI has seized the domain for the early leaks of more than 100,000 infringing files.
RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman called the takedown “a huge win for the music community and legitimate music services. Sharebeast operated with flagrant disregard for the rights of artists and labels while undermining the legal marketplace.”
An FBI Anti-Piracy Warning now appears on the site, noting it has been seized to suspect criminal copyright infringement.