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ACE shuts down NTG pirate release group

by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, 10 May 2021

The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – announced that it has put a permanent end to the activities of piracy release group NTG.  NTG is the pseudonym for ‘Not the grinch’ – a massive illegal operation ripping movies and TV shows from streaming services and uploading them to many private trackers from where they spread to more public services.  NTG illegally made thousands of new movies and TV shows available to the public within minutes of a title’s legitimate digital/streaming release.

ACE is supported by dozens dozen of content production and distribution companies and, since its inception in 2017, has achieved many successful global enforcement actions against illegal streaming services and sources of unauthorized content and their operators.

Ceasing NTG’s operations is yet another victory for ACE and sends a clear message to illegal operators working in the ripping and uploading space that ACE will find you and pursue enforcement action against you,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association.

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