The Brazilian record industry has welcomed the shutdown of a file-sharing service called FileWarez, which has been taken offline following action by the cybercrime unit at the São Paulo prosecutor’s office, which is known as Cyber Gaeco.
Global record industry trade organisation IFPI worked with the prosecutor’s office and Brazilian anti-piracy body APDIF in targeting FileWarez.
It said yesterday that the piracy outfit was “the most established illegal file-sharing forum in Brazil, dedicated to sharing illegal music content. While active, the site had more than 118,000 registered users with at least 24,000 monthly active users”.
Welcoming the shutdown, the President of the Brazilian record industry trade group Pro-Música, Paulo Rosa, says: “We are very grateful to the Cyber Gaeco unit of the prosecutor’s office of São Paulo for its continuous and successful work against music piracy".
IFPI’s Director Of Global Content Protection And Enforcement, Melissa Morgia, adds: “We congratulate Cyber Gaeco on their action. The site operated with no regard for the rights of music creators and has undermined the legal marketplace in Brazil. This is an important action in the continuing fight against piracy in the country”.