ACE STATEMENT ON THAI LAW ENFORCEMENT COLLABORATION
December 13, 2018
Members of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) recently assisted Thai authorities in a large scale law enforcement action against multiple online piracy sites. The following is a statement by Jolyon Kimble, ACE spokesperson:
“As part of its efforts to reduce large-scale, for-profit theft of creative content by pirate websites and services, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) works closely with international law enforcement agencies and other anti-piracy associations. Yesterday’s actions by the Thai Department of Special Investigations under the Ministry of Justice in shutting down piracy websites www.movie2free.com and www.037hd.com – which have more than 44 million combined monthly visitors – as well as sakkarinsai8.com and www2.linkfootball.com, which provide access to live TV channels and premium sports content, are examples of this successful collaboration. ACE and the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) applaud the Department of Special Investigations for their engagement on this matter, which helps protect creativity and the millions of jobs supported worldwide by the film and television industry”.
Neil Gane, General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy commented: “We applaud the outstanding work of the Department of Special Investigations in shutting down these criminal operations. There is now a unified recognition within all businesses involved in the production and distribution of legitimate content that streaming piracy is a major threat to our industry”.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (“ACE”) is a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy. The worldwide members of ACE are Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, CBS Corporation, Constantin Film, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Millennium Media, NBC Universal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, SF Studios, Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India, Studio Babelsberg, STX Entertainment, Telemundo, Televisa, Twentieth Century Fox, Univision Communications Inc., Village Roadshow, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.