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Any proper TG fan has heard about Final Gear. No, it's not a spin-off of the British television series, but a website that hosts every episode of the show to date. Sorry to break it down to you so bluntly, but you can no longer enjoy the most widely watched factual television show in the world because of the British Broadcasting Company.
As it happens, a Demand for Immediate Take-Down has obliged the team behind to take down all the download links of Top Gear UK, Top Gear America and Top Gear Australia. Why? Because the webiste "is offering unlicensed copies of copyrighted works owned by BBC Worldwide Consumer Products." Say what now?

First of all, this website only lists links to download sites which have no connection to whatsoever. Secondly, doesn't host any Top Gear episodes on its servers. So basically, the Notice of Infringing Activity isn't even factually correct.

Moreover, the man that informed the website to take down those links is none other than Peter O'Rourke, director of the Intelligence & Investigations Federation Against Copyright Theft.

Do Peter O'Rourke and the British Broadcasting Company know that there are millions of Top Gear fans all over the world and that BBC2 isn't available in a fairly big part of the world? Fans want to see the show as live as possible, not watch reruns from the early 2000s. was usually putting up a download link of the most recently broadcast episode about half an hour after the episode finished airing on the telly. It was the next best thing for enthusiasts of the show that don't receive BBC2 in their respective countries. Now what?
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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