We are talking about 123movies. This kind of portals related to 123 movies is well known to pirates all over the world. In 2016, the web 123movies.to Hollywood has already started watching her, and in 2018 she was named Piracy site flow most used around the world. In October of that year, the site was closed.
The most used site for pirated movies in live streaming
However, other websites have used the name 123movies to keep working, like the one available. However, his reign was short-lived, as in September 2020, the MPA had already sent a DMCA request to Cloudflare to provide personal data related to an extensive list of pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay, YTS, 1337x, EZTV and 123 movies, with the latter arriving. Almost 30 million viewsBeing the alternative to Netflix that many users use despite the risks of piracy.
It is not known if this action allowed them to access the information, but it appears that they have managed to identify the owners of the portal, as for a few days the site was in the hands of ACE, and it is no longer pirated content. Upon entering, a message appears stating that the website is no longer available due to copyright infringement, and then it redirects you to the ACE website (Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment).
The closure is accompanied by an agreement with the website operator, which includes closing the website and transferring the domain to ACE. It appears that the worker was residing in Tunisia, and this is the first time that such a measure has taken place in the country.
123movies shuts down
After this shutdown, it will be increasingly difficult to access the 123 moviesSince this case was added to the February case, the MPA won a lawsuit in the UK in which the court forced the country’s operators to block all streamed web pages bearing the name “123 movies”, due to the constant change of the field for them. Two of these areas appeared in the lawsuit against Cloudflare from which they may have obtained the information.
This type of portals also appeared in a strange anecdote, as the official website of the Donald Trump resort in Mar-a-Lago in October 2020 contained a link to one of these portals. The managers quickly realized the mistake and fixed it as quickly as possible, although the damage was already done.