Crackstreams shut down, but not everyone is ready for the change. The company did not give a timeframe for when they plan to re-open or reveal their new plans, so be prepared in this article.
What is crackstreams shut down?
Crackstreams are websites that specialize in streaming pirated content, typically movies or TV shows. The sites often feature user-generated content and allow users to watch shows and movies without paying.
On July 12, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had shut down 35 crackstreams for violating the FTC’s advertising rules. The crackstreams had posted ads that mislead consumers into thinking they were viewing legal content when, in fact, most of the videos were pirated.
The FTC’s crackdown is part of a larger effort by the agency to fight piracy. In 2017, the FTC filed lawsuits against six major pirate sites, including four crackstreams.
The FTC’s announcement warned other online advertisers of the risks of using crackstreams and urged them to review their policies to make sure they’re not inadvertently promoting piracy.
This crackdown is likely to have a significant effect on the popularity of crackstreams. Many users will be unable to continue watching their favorite shows and movies without paying, which could lead to a decline in viewership. However, smaller crackstreams that didn’t violate advertising rules may still continue operating.
Who is affected by the shutdown?
If you’re not familiar with Crackstreams, it’s a streaming website that allowed users to watch various TV shows and films through the use of streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix. The site was shut down on July 6th, 2019, following a lawsuit from the movie studio 20th Century Fox.
According to The Verge, the shutdown of Crackstreams has affected around 150,000 users. While many people may be impacted by the closure, there are a number of people who are actually benefiting from it.
For example, Fox is thought to have earned an estimated $60 million from the streaming site over its lifespan. However, this money won’t go to the site’s owners – it will instead be given to users who were watching films and TV shows through their streaming apps when the site was taken down.
So while the shutdown of Crackstreams may cause some inconvenience for its users, it’s actually beneficial in the long run.
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