RIP NZB Royalty

In February I received information about the closure of the NZB Royalty forum.
It is sad news that another website affiliated with Usenet is closed. But it unfortunately happens.

Royalty NZB Forum has been closed due to an investigation conducted by FACT – Federation Against Copyright Theft.

FACT contacted  12/02/2014 @ 4.15PM  with a Cease & Desist notification:


Date: 12/02/2014 Method of contact: via e-mail to

To the domain registrants and administrators of the website detailed above.

Investigators at FACT have been examining your site and have noted that it is predominantly infringing TV content that is being made available.

You will no doubt be aware of the conviction of Anton Vickerman, the administrator of, at Newcastle Crown Court. Vickerman was sentenced to a four year term of imprisonment. This case has clearly demonstrated that online copyright infringement is a crime and that the courts take a very serious view of those who persistently offend.

FACT requests that you desist from this activity immediately. Failure to do so will result in further investigation which may result in criminal prosecution.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this e-mail should you have any questions, quoting the above reference number in the subject line of all correspondence.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Peter O’Rourke Director of Investigations and Intelligence


Source: Reddit.

It was like the same situation with NZB Matrix. It was probably far to much to remove. We should remember that NZB Royalty wasn’t really an index like newznab indexers that are automated. The site was a forum that allowed users to add nzbs and uploading files with passwords. These files have to be really a lot. In this way another website linked to Usenet disappeared.


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