T411, France’s most-visited torrent site, has been shut down by police in France and Sweden. With millions of users, the platform was a true giant and a top 50 site in France. Two Ukrainians have been arrested under suspicion of copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. Servers have been seized from a hosting company in Sweden.
As the number one torrent site among French speakers and one of the most popular sites in France, T411’s rise to stardom is the product of more than a decade of twists and turns.
After a prolonged battle against 31 Canadian media organizations including the CRIA, the administrator of a torrent site known as QuebecTorrent closed its doors in 2008 after the handing down of a permanent injunction.