Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down tt-torrent.com, a torrent website that was operated out of Thailand.
According to ACE, the infringing site had been in operation since 2006, initially under the domain name Thailandtorrent.com and subsequently tt-square.com. TT-torrent.com was ranked the 156th most popular website in Thailand, according to Similarweb, and drew 26.3 million visits between January and September 2023.
Commenting on the shutdown, Sompan Charumilinda, executive VP of True Visions, said: “We would like to extend our gratitude to the Economic Crime Suppression Division and ACE for their invaluable help in the fight against content piracy.
“Piracy is a persistent problem around the globe, but the cooperation we have received from the Thai authorities and international organizations like ACE have led to some of the most successful enforcement actions in Asia. It is a fight that we will, and must, continue. Closing down sites like this reduces the damage done to Thai society, especially our youth, and benefits the creative economy, and the country as a whole”.
Jan van Voorn, executive VP and chief of global content protection at the Motion Picture Association and head of ACE, added; “The shutdown of tt.torrent.com marks another successful ACE enforcement action and another warning to illegal piracy operators everywhere that their days are numbered,” said. “This site put consumers at risk of egregious malware, undermined investment in the Thai content industry, and reduced tax contributions to the local government. The closure of tt-torrent.com is a win-win for all”.