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Egy.best and other film piracy websites shut down amidst growing IP concerns

As reported by local dailies, Egy.best reportedly among the most-visited movie piracy sites in the world shut down this week, following a growing number of complaints from original content producers regarding the violation of intellectual property law.

Owners of Egy.best announced that their website was no longer operational on their site.

The website which boasted a “Made in Egypt” tagline, offered users access to pirated copies of movies and TV-shows which could be downloaded and streamed for free.

In a message on the site’s official Facebook account, which has since been removed, the admins mentioned that several Egyptian ISPs had started to block the site. As a result of which the site shut down.

Local dailies reported that ISP blockades were instituted recently, these didn’t solely target Egy.best but others including Arab Lions, Akoam, Movies land, Arab Seed, Mazzika Today, Shahid4u, and Cima4up.