A week after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned that the government would
start cracking down on illegal file sharing, the feds swooped in and seized
assets belonging to operators of accused movie-pirating sites.
The government on Wednesday also took control of at least seven of the sites
in question: Movies-Links.tv, Now-Movies.com, TVShack.net, Filespump.com,
Planetmoviez.com, ZML.com, ThePirateCity.org, Ninjavideo.net, and NinjaThis.net.
More than a dozen bank, investment, and advertising accounts were seized, and
authorities served search warrants on residences in several different states.