Torrent Sites call it quits

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  1. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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  2. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    yea
    its in the main news section
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  3. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    I need to spend a little less time stuck in the forums and read the front page every now and then.
     
  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I wonder what their reasons were. The recent MPAA actions perhaps?
     
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  6. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    bound to happen...all these centralized sites moving from host to host...every time it gets too easy for people to download things it gets more and more popular and more and more well known...

    IRC... :ninja:
     
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    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    tear tear
    no seriously tho i am weeping
     
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  8. American Zombie

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    Youceff was raided/shutdown too.
    I think the reason is the MPAA and article is here.

    Lots more news on the main page of above link about what torrent sites have been shutdown or raided by police.
     
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    someone said that teh word is their scripts were lost when their servers went down or something like that... hence the changes...
     
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    piracy is too mainstream.
    back to the underground it will go?
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    If it's happening for legal purposes, then I don't understand since the sites were only hosting or linking to torrents... not the files themselves. BitTorrent as a technology is giving the MPAA and RIAA problems because there is no centralized server where the files are being downloaded from. I'd like to find more information with details about the closing of these sites.
     
  12. American Zombie

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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for....there is some info on this page.
     
  13. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Napster didn't host the files themselves either ... but they did run the server that enabled other people to do it. This is exactly what trackers do.

    I didn't really care for suprnova. It sucks that TB went down though. I had a 3:1 ratio there. :(
     
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    Yes MPAA said it will be going after BT sites last week. here
     
  15. paul2-0-0-2

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    oh wel lol Better ways to get Stuff :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, involves a credit card :p
     
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    Booo! everything free for everyone! Money corrupts! Bring on the star trek no money utopia! No more bling! down with gold! Free crap for all! (except my stuff....get your filthy paws of it!)
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nope. There are no changes, they simply shut the site's down. It was an administrive decision to turn Apache off on TorrentBits (You'll find the IRC server and other services are still available), then later, Apache was run again and a simple "goodbye" replaced the site.

    As for suprnova, I guess they just call it quits whilst they were ahead, as to concentrate on their new projects.

    Both site's will remain active (in the way of IRC and forums to keep an active community) and shall return eventually, just nothing like we've grown to know them. TorrentBits will not be launching a new site, no new domain, regardless of rumours. So ignore any site's with the TB name, any announcements will be made on the TB site only, there is a 'clone' site in progress but it's not official.

    Supnova will likely return without torrents, but rather their new "Exeem" application, which if it delivers all that it promises, shall be a bloody impressive piece of software.

    Many people overlooked them, but also site's such as Phoenix, Youceff, DVDrCore, TVTorrents have also gone down. Seems whatever's causing site's to close is pretty serious (most say MPAA, but none of the site's have openly said this to be the cause.)

    I guess we'll see with time what happens :)