Sunday November 20, 2016

Music Group Confirms What.CD Raid, Claims Millions In Losses

RIP, What.CD. The legendary private music torrent tracker, which supposedly had just about every album ever, has been terminated after a raid that saw its servers confiscated by French authorities.

The site’s staff cited "recent events" as the reason for the shutdown, but didn’t confirm that some of its servers were seized by French police, as was reported. Today the French Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers of Music (SACEM) officially confirmed the raid. The music group informs TorrentFreak that 12 servers were targeted by the police. "This is a follow up to the investigative work carried out by SACEM for more than two years, as part of its anti-piracy activities. It puts an ends to an estimated damage of آ€41 million to music creators," a spokesperson said.