Yts.re 2014 BitTorrent Portals

Yts.re – Several locations.  Yts.re is a torrent website owned and operated by one of the largest release groups in the world, YTS (previously YIFY).   The site has a global Alexa rank of 767 and a local rank of 1,168 in the U.S.  Yts.re  had  3,502,824  unique  visitors in August 2014 according to comScore World Wide data.  It facilitates the downloading of free copies of popular movies,  and  currently lists more than 5,000 high-quality movie  torrents available  to download for  free.    Additionally, the content on Yts.re supports desktop torrent streaming application “Popcorn Time,” which has an install base of 1.4 million devices and more than 100,000 active users in the United States alone.   Yts.re rebranded from its original domain, Yify-torrents.com, after it was announced in January 2014 that their leader, “Yify,” was retiring.  Yify-torrents.com (and its  alternate ccTLD  sites) was  blocked by the six largest ISPs in the United Kingdom  in 2013 following a High Court decision.  The Malaysian Government also took action to block Yify-torrents.com after a referral from rights holders in 2014. Yts.re utilizes at least 11 different IP addresses in an effort to evade enforcement. 

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