You should choose your words more carefully. In fact, Torrent-Finder did not "distribute" copyrighted material, but simply linked to other sites that distributed copyright material. AFAIK, merely linking is legal, where as actual distribution is not. Besides the point, you can search for torrents on both Google and Bing, yet those sites were not seized? In fact, I bet their database of torrents is as large as or larger than Torrent-Finders. So, I have a problem with this because they are going outside the law to take down a site that should not have been taken down because the **AA's demanded it.
As for selling counterfeit materials; I have seen many sites seized that were not actually selling counterfeit materials, but were merely linking to items on Ebay. In some cases, the items were not counterfeit, but were selling under Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and ranking higher on Google for the said products. The Manufacturers did not like this and had the sites seized claiming it was counterfeit items. If it was really counterfeit, they should have went after Ebay, but they did not because the items were legitimate, but the site had the misfortune of doing a better job of SEO to a product that the Manufacture did not want to compete against.
Please do not blindly accept that what your government is telling you is accurate and legal. In some cases, it’s easier to sick the government on someone competing with you than to actually compete on price. If want an example, please check out page 2 of a google search for a certain high end shoe manufacturer. Scroll all the way to the bottom. Yes, the example is using the DMCA, but isn't what the OP is talking about the extreme abuse of the DMCA powers?