MPAA Announced of 12 Torrent Sites ShutdownAdded: Monday, January 31st, 2011
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The MPAA, in cooperation with Dutch anti-piracy organization BREIN has managed to close down 12 US torrent websites. Dozen of unnamed BitTorrent websites were shut down by their hosting companies following complaints from those outfits. Although it isn’t clear enough what effect this massive closure will have on the BitTorrent ecosystem as a whole, thus far the web keeps silence about “missing” torrent trackers.
It is not the news that the MPAA is very concerned with the widespread illegal availability of films on the web, especially from torrent websites. Three months ago the outfit reported a few of the largest BitTorrent trackers to the US authorities, including isoHunt, The Pirate Bay, and BTjunkie, calling them piracy havens. Today the MPAA has finally managed to take twelve torrent websites offline at once – a headline supposed to send real shockwaves through the entire BitTorrent community.
To achieve such results, the MPAA had to team up with Dutch anti-piracy organization BREIN, which is known for perfecting its art of closing websites. Within the last 2 years alone BREIN has temporarily disabled over a thousand BitTorrent websites in its home country, and it is now readily helping the Motion Picture Association of America do the same in the United States.
Although 12 torrent websites were announced to be wiped from the web a few days ago, as often happens with BREIN-led closures, no-one noticed a thing. Usually, if a BitTorrent tracker of any significance goes offline for at least a couple hours, the Internet is flooded with discussions of what happened. This time, however, there seems to be none.
In the meantime, BREIN has already issued a press-release expressing its deep satisfaction of their actions. There it also assures the public it wasn’t the last time they would hear about such a torrent website “massacre”. In addition, head of the anti-piracy outfit, Tim Kuik, explained why they prefer to target only small sites and never release the names of targeted domains. There are a lot of new sites that keep popping up, but they just take them down faster and faster to prevent them from gaining an audience. In other words, the BREIN’s goal is actually to limit the availability of unauthorized websites to force consumers rather use legal options. The domain names are not published because sometimes targeted websites relocate and resurrect elsewhere.
The MPAA wisely didn’t release any comment at all.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
January 31st ,2011Posted by:
Monday, January 31st, 2011
|lower the price on movies and people would buy|
|posted by (2011-01-31 20:45:17)|
|lol and the above 3 are still running hmmm|
|posted by (2011-01-31 20:45:44)|
|so wat 12 wer closed then~?|
|posted by (2011-02-01 00:09:32)|
|God, these organizations are retarded. The most popular sites for BitTorrent downloads are still up and running. I'd love to know which ones they took down that they think people actually care about losing. Now, if they make a move to take down the really popular ones: Demonoid, H33T, 1337x, IPTorrents, TorrentLeech, and ExtraTorrent (to name just a few), then I'll start to care. Until that happens, I say who gives a ****. The only site that was taken down, that I know was on that list of the other 39 sites BREIN took down in The Netherlands, that I do actually kind-of care about is DarksideRG's, but that won't be down for longer than a week or so they've said (source for that is TorrentFreak).|
|posted by (2011-02-01 03:00:11)|
|all the systems are made to keep rich people rich and poor people poor :)|
|THEY ONLY WAISTING THEIR TIME,THIS PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE SMART,BUT THEIR ALL NOTHING COZ THOUGH HOW POWERFUL YOU ARE,THOUGH HOW RICH YOU MAYBE,THOUGH HOW STRONG YOU BECOME.......YOU ONLY NEEDED A LITTLE AMOUNT OF FOOD DAILY IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.......|
|posted by (2011-02-01 04:19:14)|
|They have lost their sense, the website owners are always two steps ahead of them, so whatever they try won't give me a sh1t. Is ET on that list ?? And also it's safe to launch a torrent site of India, LOL :P|
|posted by (2011-02-01 04:35:30)|
|No, ET (ExtraTorrent) was not on that list as far as I'm aware. I'd guess that I'm right since we're obviously still using ET as of the posting of this message.||
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