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TVShack Back Up Under Different Domain

TVShack Back Up Under Different Domain

In news that might give a second reason to call the raids on several streaming sites a failure, TVShack is currently back up under a different domain. It was TVShack.net, now it’s TVShack.cc.

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“Criminal copyright infringement occurs on a massive scale over the Internet, and reportedly results in billions of dollars in losses to the U.S. economy,” said Preet Bharara when the raids first made headlines. “That translates into lost jobs and real hardships for ordinary working people. That’s why we took today’s action. If your business model is movie piracy, your story will not have a happy ending.”

It seems that one of the sites raided by authorities is back up under a Cocos (Keeling) Islands domain, TVShack.cc. Word got out at the same time as when NinjaVideo laughed at rumors that it was taken down for good.

Whether or not one agrees with the methods of the sites that were raided, it does start to call in to question the effectiveness of the raids conducted by ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement from the US). If these raids only serve to be little more than a minor inconvenience to some of these sites, would this effort to stop these site be a waste? Really, it’s bad enough that there are a hundred sites itching to take the place of one site that was taken down, but when the sites don’t even really go down at all, doesn’t that add insult to injury for enforcement?

There’s already a copyright czar in the US. It suggests that the US government isn’t going to tolerate copyright infringement, but what’s the difference so far in terms of trying to stamp out piracy? Before the copyright czar, when sites were raided, most of the time, that was it and the sites fold. Here we see stories of takedowns becoming more of a brief inconvenience for site owners more than anything else. At best, maybe copyright enforcers can scream, “Don’t infringe, or I’ll be irritating!” during their speeches – at least then enforcement bodies can stay true to their word the way things are going.

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Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson is perhaps one of the more well-known file-sharing and technology news writers around. A journalist in the field since 2005, his work has had semi-regular appearances on social news websites and even occasional appearances on major news outlets as well. Drew founded freezenet.ca and still contributes to ZeroPaid. Twitter | Google Plus
tisme
tisme

I LIE! I LIE! I LIE! I tried to watch a programme there on tvshack.bz and I got the BSOD TWICE (I like to give things a 2nd chance!) Up until now this site has been fine but now I say AVOID AVOID AVOID! So please ignore my previous posts!

tisme
tisme

ummm...sry...@Matt :P but @MAULY.... pssst...www.tvshack.bz works and has been keeping me updated with the programmes and movies I've wanted to watch - when I've wanted to watch them ')

Matt
Matt

tvshack.bz is fake. how many of you can log in with your old account? theres no way they backed up all the movies and didnt back up user database....

MAULY
MAULY

lmao....theres like 5 sites in this thread that work other than tvshack....ok fine i'll say it....tvshack was cool.....but in all honesty i was only using it because i was too lazy to download the torrent reader thingy

tisme
tisme

tvshack.bz seems to be working :)

Alessa
Alessa

The site may not look right, that's because it's different set up, however you can still watch movies and tvshaows for free.

peter
peter

yeah, i ask myself the same question. shutting down links lists is just plain stupid. it would be more logical to shut down the hosting sites like megavideo. they could even use the link sites to find the content they wish to protect. does anyone know the legal reasons for shutting down links sites and not hosting sites?

nah
nah

why would they do that when they can just use internet piracy as an excuse to limit bandwidth download's by gigs and control the shit out of the internet until our last hope of a free and fair world dies with the open internet, and is replaced by an internet controlled by the big communications companies....and in the end they will make even more money, i think they FUCKING LOVE the idea of internet piracy, it's the one way they can fix the big fuck up which was a free internet.

PeterD
PeterD

Is there really a point in shutting down a website like TVshack, they are not hosting any videos. They just provide a link to videos, you can find links to videos on google so why not shut them down too?

peter
peter

it kinda looks like tvshack is gone for good. i liked its ability to bookmarks series and track new episodes. anyone know a site which can do that too? all the ones mentioned here dont seem to .

Doug
Doug

he's right guys, www.tvshack.bz all their old stuff is on there, its back up

upshalla
upshalla

i hope tvshack comes back soon but until then im using Project Free Tv its just like tvshack

New site
New site

TVshack.cc got taken over too. they've moved onto tvshack.bz I love their site! Glad they're fighting the gov.

Fan of tvshack
Fan of tvshack

One I tried to watch one tv show on abc.com. Guess what? It is only free for US citizens. Is not that a discrimination? I know it is...

Fan of tvshack
Fan of tvshack

A lot of people can't afford to spend money on movies. And how dare one to forbid such sites. It is a genocide against humanity. Just because of such stupid actions we have problems like terrorism. Give a person a chance to be able to pay and it will. But instead they rob even a chanse for these people to learn through movies, a chanse to feel equal. It is not fair. And the root of this evil is that all goverments serves not to ordinary people but to people with money. And this one action serves only to rich people. They do not have enough money.

Not Again!!!
Not Again!!!

I was just going to search for some episodes and again its down. Spare me with the ethics and morals of free internet sites. I still watch movies in theaters and on TV. Some viewers of internet free sites are shut-ins, invalid , or live in such remote areas that there are no movie cinemas around. These online site give them the opportunity to live a somewhat normal life. So many movies still make billions of dollars..Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, The Hangover..etc. Internet sites serve a very small population. All this is pure distraction from actually doing real police work that make a real difference in the world.

BOB v R
BOB v R

its really too bad that the site is down, i cant wait till its back up but in the mean time theres always other sites (like watch-series.com)

unknown
unknown

channel 131 is pretty good.

bitches
bitches

try fastpasstv.com all the latests series and episodes

Golddigger
Golddigger

@ anonymous pls project free tv sucks like totally. Wonder why this pple wont go and solve other bigger problems in d world and just leave us alone with our tvshack. Am really mad pls if anyone knows their new site let me know am so addicted already.

Golddigger
Golddigger

these guys just ruined my day now they have banned tvshack.cc, wat the fucK!!! am really pissed/ pls i need a new site where i can wtch my favourite tv programms

Zema
Zema

OMG!!! U.S. government has nothing important to do than to fill pockets of movie industry???

Duchess
Duchess

I NEED MY TRUE BLOOD FIX! -CRIES

Wa Wa WA
Wa Wa WA

what a bunch of fucking whiners. Boo Hoo. there are hundreds of sites to watch videos.

A family guy fan...
A family guy fan...

Well the problem is they dont put that show up around here anymore altough imo it beats any other popular western animated show... (yes i think its way better than the simpsons)But thats not the point now even tvshack.cc has been taken down...I hope their next site will be up soon...I WANTS FAMILY GUY....

Dangerous
Dangerous

Dont understand why they have to close off tvshack, all they do is provide links to other upload places, and they get shut down and those other places are still up and running, if they want to close tvshack they just as well close off megavideo, and hulu and the many other sites too. Bunch of bullshit!

Dinamitash
Dinamitash

If I steal cultural goods, I'm not a thief! Metallica's S&M was about 29€ here (Croatia) and fuck me if i'll give that much money for a 0.5€ peace of plastic, if i get monthly flat rate ADSL for 25€ and i download everything I want.

Seven Seas
Seven Seas

It's like playing whack-a-mole; there is NO STOPPING these sites! Good job wasting your time and resources, U.S. government. All that work for 48 hours of down time LOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL

TvShack fan :)
TvShack fan :)

TVSHACK was the bestest. They are fun suckers. I want tvshack back up :(

cunt
cunt

fuck you

Middle Finger
Middle Finger

I am missing my tuesday fix of the walking dead !!! Nightmare hope they move soon

natalie
natalie

tvshack.es look it up

hrmmm
hrmmm

Realize what is happening before your eyes.This is about nothing other then money. Our bailout has to be payed and campaigns are supported by these rich big wigs.What is morally right or wrong we are all well aware of.Downloading something is obviously grey area but if everyone that I have ever talked to in my whole life has downloaded music, recorded vhs, recorded songs from the radio is it just possible that we are being forced into believing something is immoral when in fact it may not be in a since. Massive immoral wrong doing is what they will try to say this is it is an outrage yaddah yaddah yaddah.So ask yourself why if the masses thinks that it is morally right to download stuff, why do the masses need to change there morals to suit a select few.If you downloaded something and you like it chances are you will purchase it when time and money provides. I have a collection of 100 blu ray videos and counting that I believed were worthy of purchase so I can't be all that immoral considering many of these cost me close to 30 dollars to buy cause I had to have it after seeing how good it was in the theater. Then if I would have waited a year in many cases I could have got the movie for half price or less but I felt that it was worth purchasing this collection.Netflix people 7.99 a month unlimited streaming is a fair option they host tons of video on demand and anyone who "downloads" should have this as one of there downloading tools ... I believe that even the pirates should support honest efforts like this at providing a fair priced service for video on demand. Get netflix give them more buying power and they will use it to provide more content as they have done in the past and present as we speak I do urge everyone to support honest efforts like these.Also support your favorite artists weather software coders, game makers, music and movie makers ...And this is morally right way to do it. I cant say I know of anyone that does not own a dvd or vhs of movies or a cd or casset of music that they love that is capable of owning these things and understanding how to use them.Everyone I know spends money on these things but yet everyone I know downloads as well.These are the morals of the citizens of the United States masses. Yet we have a few select people who are by the people and for the people tell them same people that they are immoral people there is a slight problem I see with morals somewhere.Laws are based off the morals of the people or that is how it used to be now laws are based off of the rich keeping there status and money makes the laws not the people of this great nation we as citizens take the hatred that is generated by the poor choices of a few and harassment 10 fold from many other nations around the world doing such things spurs things such as this.There needs to be a better way to reach an amicable outcome instead of jumping the gun and doing as we please without hearing the truths behind these matters. Instead of saying we the handful of people are all correct and you the millions of others are dead wrong maybe the rich should look back and remember where they came from and how many they stepped on and continue to step on to maintain that status.If we all abandoned the money as a system could the rich even survive if the downloading people of the world stopped working for them. Who would work on the decks of your oil rigs to make sure you had heat? Who would treat you shit to ensure that you had clean drinking water? Who would kill animals at a slaughter house to ensure you had your next meal? Who would defend this great nation against real terror? Who would make that car, plane, or automobile that enables you to move around the world? Who would be around to make songs or movies to make you even richer? Finally who would be around to enforce all your rules?Correct no one it is a bit of biting the hand that feeds. I myself have stopped downloading long ago "illegally" not because morality of it all but because of the legality of it.But more and more I see our freedoms being taken from us under the guise of one thing or another. Not the way a democracy should be run and the government is the one who should feel immoral if any not the people with all the lies and sneaking around behind peoples backs and passing laws as if this country was run by a monarchy. Not to mention accepting bribes which is breaking the very laws that they have made. It is like the black pot calling the stove pipe black.What you need to realize is that the goal of the copyleft holders is to place a bunch of people making fake products and selling them to people in the same category as someone downloading or linking to a download.Now no one in there right mind would ever believe these are the same counterfeiting goods for a profit but because it is being put in that same group many people will buy this don't be fooled these are many way different crimes while possible preformed using the same tool " The internet " it is not the same crime. There is no comparison goods deal with patents for one while things in the library and arts deal with copyright 2 way different things and should not be moderated or handled in the same manner.But you watch down the road they will do even more to make them the same thing. The real target I am afraid was the thing on that list that they put the least of it is just like passing a law for them throw the laws they really wanna pass buried in a bunch of reasonable ones to pass them without objection. Now they are using the same strategic moves to make things seem the same it is all nothing then smoke and the guns are still waiting do not walk into the smoke I urge anyone with half a brain in government to see through this and stop turning a blind eye and watch there people keep sinking in the ocean to freeze and die so a few can walk upon the water like jesus christ.It all reminds me of a song that I purchased mind you called Order The Sun by a band called HellYeah. Yep download it its worth purchasing though I assure you! Listen to it word for word and this is the true way of the world the elite cannot remain elite if the money and power they have is spread outside of there elite group.

bob
bob

tvshack.org now

anon
anon

wellp now what

Chase Williams
Chase Williams

Yeah if anyone knows of any other decent sites that would be awesome

ryan
ryan

they just took down tvshack.cc

Joe Bob
Joe Bob

Yup they are gone again. Haven't been able to find out anything about their new address or why they got shut down. I mean they are outside US jurisdiction, so how can the US government shut down their website?

Triple_M
Triple_M

Well, TV Shack is gone again. If anybody knows where they are now, please post it as soon as possible!

amorris72200
amorris72200

Been shut down again as of Nov 28, 2010!! TVShcak.cc is not longer active!

Truth lol
Truth lol

What the last anonymous guy said is pure bullshit. The concept of 'bailing out' only applies to economical bodies that are in a state of deficit, whereas the people who make all these movies and tv shows and music that are pirated online are not only not going bankrupt, but theyre filthy rich regardless. in conclusion, the average middle class man does NOT pay for the downsides of piracy.Also, in regards to the statement ''reportedly results in billions of dollars in losses to the U.S. economy,” said Preet Bharara when the raids first made headlines. “That translates into lost jobs and real hardships for ordinary working people.'' .. you know what else results in billions of dollars in losses to the US economy? The 3 bn dollars a year budget allocated to arming Israel for absolutely no valid reason.. and you want to shut down free television? get the fuck off you selfrighteous corporate asswipes.

tisme
tisme

@MAULY ..login? why would you want to do that??! I use tvshack.bz the way it should be used...for WATCHING and appreciating the effort of the people who keep finding ways for us to do so! Granted I can't log in and say thanks but I can still watch and appreciate :)

Asin9ne
Asin9ne

^^^ that doesn't look right. looks like a clone site. tvshack was so much better.

Ajay
Ajay

That's it! The only thing I watch on this is Dexter because I do not want to pay extra cash every month just to get the channel for one freaking show. Plus, I'm probably going to by the whole series because it's so good and I want it, so I'm going to end up giving them money anyways! This is bullshit!

Ajay
Ajay

Cool this is working thanks! :)

Google
Google

Ever hear of it? Episodes of family guy are easy to find.

sexy
sexy

not working, am guessing dat was another dumb joke

lulz
lulz

If he had the slightest shred of intelligence, then he'd at least make the argument that the cost was passed on to the consumer. Government bailout my ass. The movie industry is a bloated and steaming pile of shit, and what we see on tv isn't much better. Perhaps it is time that they got a little bit more innovative and cost efficient instead of trying to pass off the same shows with the same actors year after year.



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