The American Association of Film Producers MPAA has decided to include CDA.pl on the blacklist of sites that break copyright. Currently, on the list are over 30 such websites and CDA.pl is the only one that is located in Poland.
According to the MPAA report, „Cda.pl is Poland’s most popular piracy website where users from around the world find and view copyright infringing content. It is so big that it is now more popular than several legitimate VOD services in the country. Cda.pl had 68.13 million worldwide visits with nearly 13 million unique vistors in July 2018 according to SimilarWeb data and currently enjoys a global Alexa rank of 1,477 and a local rank of just 15 in Poland. The operator of the website, CWMedia S.A., uses Cloudflare’s services which mask the IP location of the website. Currently hosted at OVH Poland in Poland, Cda.pl is being masked behind a reverse proxy service that curbs rights holders’ ability to identify its precise host.”
Creators of CDA.pl disagree with this. Service spokesman Wolfgang Laskowski gave the following words to Puls Biznesu: „I have the impression that someone from a distant American perspective and poor knowledge has thrown us into one bag with torrents and pirates.” He also adds: „If the notification is credible and the material actually violates someone’s copyright, it is immediately removed.” (ns.)