US seizes Z-Library login domain, but secret URLs for each user remain active | Ars Technica

peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-05-07


"US authorities have seized another major Z-Library domain but still haven't been able to wipe the pirate book site off the Internet. Z-Library claims to offer over 13 million books, up from 11 million since US authorities launched their first major operation against Z-Library late last year.

"Unfortunately, one of our primary login domains was seized today," Z-Library wrote in a Wednesday message on its Telegram account. "Therefore, we recommend using the domain to log in to your account, as well as to register. Please share this domain with others."

In November, US authorities charged Russian nationals Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova with criminal copyright infringement, wire fraud, and money laundering for allegedly operating Z-Library. The US said at the time that it seized 250 "interrelated web domains" run by Z-Library and that Napolsky and Ermakova were arrested in Argentina at the request of the US government.

Other people continue to operate Z-Library, which remained available on the Tor network and returned to the clearnet in February with a new strategy of assigning personal, secret URLs to each user. Z-Library directed users to, where they could sign in with their login credentials and receive a unique URL to access the entire pirate library...."


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Date tagged:

05/07/2023, 09:13

Date published:

05/07/2023, 05:13