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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > The Pirate Bay Will Ditch Torrents by March

The Pirate Bay Will Ditch Torrents by March

The Pirate Bay Will Ditch Torrents by March

Added: Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has confirmed the removal of its torrents – by the end of this month the tracker will take down all torrent files shared by over 10 people. Although the users of the service are a bit concerned with this move, The Pirate Bay reassures everyone that the service will simply undergo slight changes and will further maintain existing files available via magnet links. The website confirmed that it is currently evolving, and is under no real threat of going under.
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The Pirate Bay, the most popular BitTorrent website for over 5 years, won’t allow .torrent file downloads on its servers anymore. According to its representatives, by the end of February they will take the preliminary steps of the changeover.

Rather than taking down all torrent files at the same time, the service would start with those that have over 10 peers. This will work as a guarantee that Internet users will still be able to download less popular files, known to everyone to start slower via magnet links. Although some people perceive this change as an indicator of decline of the service, this belief is completely ungrounded. For users of the website the pending changeover is actually expected to go smoothly.

It is known that people will still be able to download all files as they usually did, but they now have to consider the following difference: they will start their downloads through magnet links instead of .torrent files. This means that the users will download the real material of the .torrent file from other people rather than from the Pirate Bay’s servers.

As for download initiation speed, it is expected to drop a bit for less popular downloads, but on the other side, all files will still be available. Uploading .torrent files will also be available just as before, because the BitTorrent tracker will convert them into magnet links automatically.

The team of developers for The Pirate Bay explained that the transition to a magnet website will be considered “a step forward in technology,” which is actually expected to consolidate the website’s place on the web.

After torrents are taken down, it will take less bandwidth to host The Pirate Bay proxy website, which serves to bypass broadband providers’ blockades in such countries as Belgium, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands. Moreover, the new Pirate Bay will also be able to score higher in terms of portability.


By:
SaM
February 16th,2012

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Thursday, February 16th, 2012



Comments (17) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2012-02-16 12:46:01)
samps avatarin the 3rd line it's written "files shared by over 10 people".

2
posted by (2012-02-16 20:28:26)
The_Ritty avatarspeaking of torrents - anyone know why all mine are downloading as exe files?

3
posted by (2012-02-16 23:55:42)
jumbo71 avatari use the magnet link now in eztv its easy less clicking ..lol

4
posted by (2012-02-17 01:11:02)
cj1404 avatarHow will this affect people with seed boxes?

5
posted by Site Friend (2012-02-17 04:11:15)
Shaggynyc avatarI'm so glad I left Pirate Bay a while back and switched over to Extratorrent, the most reliable consistent site on the web. Tx 4 the article SAM!

6
posted by men (2012-02-17 04:56:34)
Slickinator avatarFirefox 3.5 and above
(Works without installed Gnome libraries)

* Type about:config into the Location Bar (address bar) and press Enter. below the Filter bar in the list of stuff
* Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Preference Name: network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet it will ask -> Value -> false
* Next time you click a link of protocol-type magnet you will be asked which application to open it with. direct it to the utorrent exe file in the programs files install folder and it will open just like a torrent .


hope this will help someone having problems

7
posted by (2012-02-17 08:13:25)
tianong avataris there a magnet link in extratorrent?

8
posted by (2012-02-17 14:32:24)
xCyborG avatarSaM,Thanks for the article.

Slickinator ,Thanks for the Info.

9
posted by (2012-02-18 00:27:42)
Erik2012 avatargreat there goes another site

10
posted by (2012-02-18 04:48:32)
DoomRider13 avatarPlease ET, don't turn like Pirate Bay with this Magnet Link shit, or we are all lost.......

11
posted by (2012-02-18 11:21:29)
kingtiger01 avatarYeah, alot of Bittorrent clients dont support Magnet links propery and if the seeds are distributed via DHT It wont work on all clients anyways...

12
posted by ET lovermen (2012-02-18 13:51:31)
brods73 avatarread it!! its already changed to magnet links for downloads anyway...it would be its death if people couldnt get there torrents there!!

13
posted by (2012-02-18 17:33:51)
classic138 avatarJust one more step thanks for the info

14
posted by (2012-02-19 12:03:46)
breakdown avatarmagnet or torrent who cares? , if you use utorrent both are supported , dht has been a norm for quite a while now anyhow

15
posted by Blocked (2012-02-19 18:06:22)
No avatarWhy is this happening?Some court order?

16
posted by Blocked (2012-02-19 18:06:23)
No avatarWhy is this happening?Some court order?

17
posted by (2012-02-19 20:24:20)
breakdown avataryep some court order lmfao xD



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