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TV Links Shut Down Owner Arrested

The most popular video streaming, tv-links.co.uk, has been shut down by UK authorities. The owner was arrested. Of course, you can still access the Google Cache of tv-links.co.uk the site:

Here are some alternatives for you:
(Replacement Sites for tv-links.co.uk:)


  • http://alluc.org
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  • http://quicksilverscreen.com/
  • http://joox.net/
  • http://nabolister.com/
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  • http://www.familyguyx.net
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  • http://tvunderground.org.ru/
  • http://www.freetvsearch.com
  • http://www.craftytv.com
  • http://www.tvlinkvault.com
  • http://www.freetvsearch.com/
  • http://www.surfthechannel.com/
  • http://www.ssupload.com/
  • http://www.videolemon.com
  • http://movies.nabolister.com
  • http://flickpeek.com
  • http://www.findtvlinks.com/
  • http://www.shoutwire.com/viewstory/90965/Watch_Any
  • http://www.joost.com/
  • http://www.ovguide.com/
  • http://www.watchtvsitcoms.com/simpsons.php
  • http://www15.alluc.org/alluc/
  • http://www.live-online-tv.com/
  • http://www.findago.com/series/
  • http://online-television.tv/
  • http://www.craftytv.com/
  • http://beeline.tv/
  • http://www.movies-on-demand.tv/
  • http://www.peekvid.com/
  • http://aknof.blogspot.com/2007/01/free-goodies-for
  • http://quicksilverscreen.com/
  • http://Alloftv.net
  • http://joox.net
  • http://quicksilverscreen.com/ipb/
  • http://www.videolemon.com
  • http://movies.nabolister.com
  • http://flickpeek.com
  • http://showstash.com
  • http://teevee4me.com
  • http://wheeya.com
  • http://emuduel.com
  • http://www.findago.com/series/


It's a sad day for streaming video fans everywhere as news has been reported that TVLinks has been shut down and the owner, a 26yo man from Chelteham in the UK, was arrested.

Though not hosting an actual content himself, and rather merely providing links to where particular titles can be found, he was nonetheless apparently charged for the "facilitation" of copyright infringement.

"Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organizing, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites," said a spokesman for Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) today.

What makes the charges so odd is that he was again, only providing LINKS to pirated content, and not actually hosting any such material. Can linking really be considered "facilitation?" If I link to TVLinks am I then a co-conspirator?

FACT goes on to revisit the same old diatribe about how piracy is stealing food from form the tables of people who work in the film industry, but with guys like Brad Pitt reportedly getting $20million bucks to make trash like "Babel" who's really robbing who? Couldn't Pitt be paid a little less, say $15 million, and leave that other 5 for the "starving" film crew? I guess not

"The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy," said FACT's director general Kieron Sharp.

What's even more surprising is that the move was part of an overall strategy to crack down on piracy, though all it does is target a middleman who tells you where to go. More importantly, will its demise really compel people to find content legally or to suddenly run down to their local cinema? I think not, and all it means, as is usually the case with piracy, is that people will just go elsewhere.

Either way R.I.P. TVLinks, it was nice while it lasted. Maybe once again we have a case where Sweden's the only answer.

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9 Comments:

Blogger herrbreit said...

sad to see a decent site go down to the "man"

i remember when poor kids traded cassettes to get music they couldnt afford and now those same kids buy roughly 30% of the music and dvd,s made

when the rich get richer the masses lose

October 19, 2007 8:24 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Ahh.. I was about to blog that too.. but instead did one on internet porn.

They may take one down, but there will always be others. It's honestly quite useless.

October 24, 2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger kev=000 said...

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November 5, 2007 12:58 AM  
Blogger kev=000 said...

When Frogs in suit like their cheese bread lightly toasted, then they will most likely toast it them selves!"I always say".

November 5, 2007 1:03 AM  
Blogger Zachary said...

So Google is infringing upon the entire world of copyrights. Every search engine on earth is likewise in the bad for it, if this guy doesn't get off then there'll be more hell to pay than their government could ever handle.

November 6, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger picolo said...

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November 16, 2007 9:42 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I usually just use familyguytime.com for all family guy episodes.

December 10, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger No Subscription Required said...

www.nosubscriptionrequired.net/ for the largest list of free movies on th net

May 2, 2009 4:55 AM  
Blogger Poster said...

Here is a perfectly legal way to watch satellite tv for pc at http://www.computeruser.com/blogs/entry/satellite-tv-for-pc-watch-satellite-tv-on-your-pc/

February 19, 2010 2:56 AM  

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