US Government Brands The Wrong “Putlocker” as Pirate Site By Ernesto on December 24, 2016 C

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Iscritto: 01/09/2013

US Government Brands The Wrong “Putlocker” as Pirate Site

By Ernesto on December 24, 2016
C: 18


When a Government agency decides to make a list of the most "notorious" piracy markets, accuracy is of the essence. Unfortunately, however, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative managed to make a few grave errors. It lists the wrong domain for Putlocker, for example, and includes several domains that haven't been active for months.

putlocker.bzWith millions of monthly views, Putlocker is the go-to video streaming site for many people.

Earlier this year the site mysteriously disappeared, but after several weeks it eventually made a comeback on a new domain,

As one of the largest ‘pirate sites’ on the Internet, Putlocker is a thorn in the side of rightsholders, and this week the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) put it on its annual list of “notorious markets.” At least, that was the goal.

In reality, the U.S. Government listed an unrelated domain with a similar but different name; (no ‘s’ at the end).

“The operator of Putlocker is believed to be based in Vietnam and appears to be taking actions to evade enforcement measures,” the USTR writes in its overview.

“For example, in 2016 Putlocker hopped domains from the country code top-level domain of Iceland (.is) to Switzerland (.ch) and started using reverse proxy services to obscure the location of its hosting provider.”

That’s the wrong Putlocker domain…


TorrentFreak reached out to the owner of, a domain name that’s parked at SEDO and doesn’t link to any infringing content.

He explains that his company Marshall Domains LTD specializes in buying domains names which are monetized through type-in traffic. They buy all sorts of names, with being one of their latest additions.

Clearly, is a good choice when it comes to type-in traffic, as it even confused the Trade Representative enough to include it in his notorious markets review.

Unfortunately, this is not the only unusual domain in the ‘notorious market’ review. The USTR report also lists several domain names that are no longer operational. Yet, they are classified as some of the world’s worst piracy havens.

The domain for example, hasn’t been operational since January, almost a year. Instead, the site now redirects to Similarly,, and have been redirecting to other sites for months too.

And then there’s, which has been parked for a while, serving no infringing content at all.

It almost seems like the USTR simply copied and pasted some of these URLs from last year’s report, without checking if they were still online. That wouldn’t be a surprise, as some of the other text is identical to last year as well.

Whatever the reason, it certainly is sloppy for a document which aims to urge foreign Governments to change their local laws.
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Iscritto: 01/09/2013

Using a good VPN .It is easy to obscure the original routing and re-routed to a different Ip and Dns. We all understand that.

I know all VPN companies, will obscure their Ip services, by giving different IP TO EACH PAYING CUSTOMERS. the IP depends of the location, REGION of choice and availability. That cost money. You pay for those services.

But to hosting a Movie link that could be broadcast from a different region is another moonwalk.

A lot people use torrent for download, I wont use any torrent and it is not my number one choice.

For available servers hosting at any giving day for a particular "Movies or show" depends on them to either be block or discontinue by the administrator that particular service of broadcast. Not putlocker.

Putlocker is just a link for us to know of "who is broadcasting that particular movie or show".

I only use putlocker to know who is willing to broadcast my interest to be watch. Not downloading.

I use HTTPS, UBLOCK,AND PRIVACY BADGER TO BLOCK and Filter ALL Their cookies and JUNK, Those movie servers depend on their junk advertisement for their money commercials. I block them all.

My complete concern is a clean broadcast with no interruptions and it works fine so far for me.

Thank to to FSE in providing good tools and educating me.