Police shuts down major eDonkey server

Posted on Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 18:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday the Belgian and Swiss police closed down a major server of the eDonkey filesharing network.
Razorback 2 was the biggest server on the eDonkey peer-to-peer (P2P) network, which transfers data from user to user. Music companies have blamed P2P piracy for causing a drastic downturn in sales, and Hollywood is trying to prevent a similar impact on the movie business.

"Swiss authorities arrested the site's operator at his residence in Switzerland this morning and searched his home," the MPA said in a statement. "At the same time, on the authority of a local magistrate, Belgian police seized the site's servers located at an Internet hosting centre in Zaventem near Brussels."
More info at Reuters.

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