FMovies

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FMovies
FMovies Logo.png
FMovies Homepage Screenshot.jpg
FMovies Homepage as of June 2019
Type of site
Online Video Streaming
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide (except for Australia, Sweden and India)
Websitewww9.fmovies.to
Alexa rankIncrease 813 (July 2019)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationYes
Launched2016; 3 years ago (2016)
Current statusActive
Written inHTML, JavaScript and PHP

FMovies is a website that hosts links and embedded videos, allowing users to stream or download pirated movies for free.[2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

The site was created sometime in 2016 according to TorrentFreak,[4] and blocked from Google searches in December 2016.

In October 2017, Fmovies lost a lawsuit brought by Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN, and was ordered to pay $210,000.[6][4][5][7][8]

In January 2018, the site was identified as a Notorious Market by the U.S. Government, along with The Pirate Bay and other piracy sites.[9]

In October 2018, Telia Company, a Swedish ISP, was ordered to block FMovies.[2] They appealed the order.[10] That same month, the Motion Picture Association of America reported FMovies along with other piracy sites to the U.S. Government.[11]

FMovies was blocked in Australia in December 2018, after a request in August.[12][13][14]

In February 2019, Sweden asked advertisers to blacklist some piracy and streaming sites, which included FMovies.[15][16][17][18][19]

By April 2019, IPSs in India were ordered to block FMovies,[20][21][22] and the U.S. Government identified the site as one of the top piracy sites.[23][24]

As of May 2019, the website is still active, although its location is unclear.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Putlocker, similar online movie streaming network
  • YIFY Torrents (or YTS Torrents), online movie file downloading network
  • Popcorn Time, a freeware program allowing users to watch movies through torrenting on several platforms
  • 123movies, similar online movie streaming network

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMovies.to Site Info". Alexa. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Court Orders Swedish ISP Telia to Block The Pirate Bay & FMovies". TorrentFreak. 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  3. ^ a b "FMovies Loses Control of Swedish Domain, Moves to Iceland". TorrentFreak. 2018-09-07. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  4. ^ a b c "Major 'Pirate' Movie Streaming Site Fmovies Sued in US Court". TorrentFreak. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  5. ^ a b "US Court Orders Pirate Streaming Site FMovies to Pay $210,000". TorrentFreak. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  6. ^ "ABS-CBN Wants $210,000 Piracy Damages From FMovies". TorrentFreak. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  7. ^ Verma, Adarsh (2017-06-10). "Will FMovies Soon Lose Its Domain Name? Court Orders The Site To Pay $210,000". Fossbytes. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  8. ^ Sharma, Shubham (2017-06-11). "FMovies.to and FMovies.se to Shut Down Soon? US Court Orders To Pay $210,000 In Copyright Infringement Lawsuit". MobiPicker. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  9. ^ "US Govt Brands Torrent, Streaming & Cyberlocker Sites As Notorious Markets". TorrentFreak. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  10. ^ "Swedish ISP Telia Appeals Pirate Bay Blocking Order". TorrentFreak. 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  11. ^ "MPAA Reports 'Notorious' Pirate Sites to The US Government". TorrentFreak. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  12. ^ Barbaschow, Asha. "Australian court orders blocking of subtitle piracy sites". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  13. ^ "Australian Court Orders ISPs to Block 181 'Pirate' Domains, Including Subtitle Sites". TorrentFreak. 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  14. ^ "Movie & TV Show Companies Want Subtitle Sites Blocked Down Under". TorrentFreak. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  15. ^ "Sweden Asks Advertisers to Blacklist Streaming and Torrent Sites". TorrentFreak. 2019-02-23. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  16. ^ "Sweden Asks Advertisers to Blacklist Streaming and Torrent Sites – TechDoctorUK". Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  17. ^ Tech, Free (2019-02-23). "Sweden Asks Advertisers to Blacklist Streaming and Torrent Sites". Let's Crack On. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  18. ^ Squiffy, Doc (2019-02-23). "Sweden Asks Advertisers to Blacklist Streaming and Torrent Sites". DocSquiffy.com. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  19. ^ "Sweden Asks Advertisers to Blacklist Streaming and Torrent Sites". Husham.com. 2019-02-23. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  20. ^ "Pirate Bay, RARBG, 1337x & Torrentz2 to be Permanently Blocked in India". TorrentFreak. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  21. ^ Toulas, Bill (2019-04-12). "ISPs in India Ordered to Block Pirate Bay, Torrentz2, YTS, and 1337x". TechNadu. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  22. ^ techbug9 (2019-04-13). "ISPs in India ordered to permanently block The Pirate Bay, RARBG, 1337x, Torrentz2 and others » TechWorm". TechWorm. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  23. ^ "US Govt Identifies Top Pirate Sites and Other 'Notorious Markets'". TorrentFreak. 2019-04-26. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  24. ^ Toulas, Bill (2019-04-27). "USTR Released Their 2018 Online Piracy and Marketplace 'Naughty' List". TechNadu. Retrieved 2019-05-25.