Although the original 4Anime website was shut down, there are still hundreds of mirrors available that are visited by millions of users. I wanted to scan one of the popular mirrors of 4Anime with VirusTotal.What happened to 4anime?
With millions of monthly visitors, 4anime was one of the largest pirate streaming sites. The site abruptly announced its shutdown yesterday, providing no further explanation. Interestingly, this decision comes shortly after 4anime was targeted in a subpoena issued by a US federal court. Anime is extremely popular.Is 4anime legal to watch anime?
Not really. A lot of the content that's available for streaming on 4anime and sites like it is hosted and posted there without license or authorization from the production companies or artists who created said anime.Is 4anime being subpoenaed in the US?
Interestingly, this decision comes shortly after 4anime was targeted in a subpoena issued by a US federal court. Anime is extremely popular. Early on this was mostly limited to Japan, but nowadays, it’s a global phenomenon. In part, this worldwide success was facilitated by piracy.