The end of the film: Moonwalk player on the largest pirate movie sites closed. Forever

For several days, on the largest pirate online cinemas, "kina nema": playerdoesn't work as well

The inscription at the bottom reads: "An accident occurred in the data center where the players are located.We don't know how long it will take to recover."But in fact, there was no fire: the playerMoonwalk is disabled.

What happened

Closure of Moonwalk streaming player servicesachieved in the Netherlands. This was a joint “operation” that involved the Dutch Copyright Fund (BREIN), ACE (Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment), MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and law enforcement agencies.

As a result, servers are disabled, property is seized and confiscated. In addition, the data of three Dutch and two foreign companies in which Moonwalk was serviced was seized.

Now on the website it is written that the player will “never work again.”

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What it is

Moonwalk has been around since 2013, but its owners are unknown. However, it is known that most of the developers are Russian-speaking.

Moreover, this is not just a player, content was stored here. According to estimates, about 26 thousand films and about 10 thousand TV series were stored on Moonwalk servers.

Moonwalk served most of the pirateonline cinemas, including HDrezka, KinoGo, GuideOnline. To do this, you just needed to copy the player code to the website. For every thousand views, Moonwalk paid sites $0.6. And he made money from advertising, mostly of illegal online casinos.

According to experts, the TOP 50 sites with Moonwalk were visited by about 89 million unique users 395 million times. The total loss of profit to copyright holders is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.