Greek Police Arrest GreekDDL Operator

On Monday Greek Police raided multiple locations in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki to arrest the operators of the popular BitTorrent site, GreekDDL. The popular file-sharing site has over 500,000 members according to authorities. While law enforcement initiated several raids, only one person was arrested: a 40-year-old woman who is allegedly one of the operators of the site. Police are looking to detain two other site admins, one of whom is reportedly being tracked with the help of Swedish authorities and Interpol. 

The site, which is hosted in the U.S. supposedly cost rightsholders $85.4 million (or 65 million euros). Another claim police are making is that GreekDDL generated substantial amounts of income off the site from advertising and from a special VIP section which users had to pay for.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source TorrentFreak

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    If you really think adding "alleged" to the title would make the world a better place, hey, I won't fault you for that opinion.  But mischaracterizing and misrepresenting what the article said and accusing us of perpetuating propaganda (which is insulting not to mention completely nonsensical) is not the way to go about expressing said opinion.


    Andrew Eisen

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    DorthLous says:

    Really, James?

    "Greek Police Arrest alleged GreekDDL Operator" would be so much worse? And it's not the first story, it's recurrent. I won't compare new GP vs old GP because I simply can't recall if Dennis did this as well or not, however, most articles about people accused of crimes are mentioned as defacto guilty people here and when a comment points to something innocenting the person, it is not rare to see the article not be updated or see a follow-up article. That seems more than worthy of consideration.

    So please be ever so kind and take the insult back, because I did not insult you, simply pointed you could improve something which has been going on for a while…

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    DorthLous says:

    Ok, please, GP, you can't write "allegedly" once at the bottom of the article and ignore the title, the first time the person is mentioned and the allegations. Please do not help propaganda, 'sall I'm asking (whether or not the person is responsible, it will be determined later.)

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