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German-language news sites and blogs are reporting that file locker site Skyload.net has been shut down and its operators arrested.

According to Germany’s Netzwelt (‘Networld’), the Dresden Attorney General’s office conducted the shutdown in response to a complaint led by that country’s copyright agency, GVU.

Skyload.net is accused of having uploaded more than 10,000 movies to Kino.to under a paid affiliate program.

According to Telekom-Presse, the arrest and shutdown took place last week (bad Google translation here). That post also compares Skyload.net and Kino.to as having a model similar to the more famous file-locker shutdown, Megaupload.

TorrentFreak reports that the German authorities have arrested “Maik P”, probably Maik Pätzold, owner of the Skyload.net domain; and “Marcel E”, presumably Marcel Edler, who is listed with Pätzold as a contact for Skyload.net’s hosting provider, Virtuell-host.de (which is also currently offline).

The authorities say that after Kino.to was shut down, Skyload.net continued its uploading activities, switching to alternative sites like KinoX.to. ®

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