The battle between file-sharing mediums and anti-piracy agencies is nothing new, and yet another effective arsenal for anti-piracy advocates is ready to get deployed. Pirate Pay is an Russian start-up which is being funded by Microsoft, the technology effectively blocks BitTorrent traffic by attacking P2P swarms resulting in blocked file-sharing. The technology makes use of a cluster of servers to connect to each and every P2P client trying to download a particular torrent, and then confuses them with corrupted data making them disconnect from each other.
Recently, the technology got successfully used to prevent illegal pirated distribution of Russian movie "Vysotsky. Thanks to God, I am alive". During the usage of 30 days the Pirate Pay technology blocked 44,845 infringed copies from being downloaded illegally via torrent, even after the users found torrent download link on torrent networks.