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Topic # 59297 1-Apr-2010 09:25
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The founder of popular Bit Torrent site IsoHunt, Gary Fung, has been ordered to remove the .torrent files for all infringing content—an order that could result in the site shutting down.




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  Reply # 313733 1-Apr-2010 09:40
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Never heard of this site till last week

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  Reply # 313744 1-Apr-2010 09:52
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Ive known of it for a long time but never visited it until last night when I was desperate to find a file I needed. Not that they had what I wanted anyway......

Thing is for every one of these sites they shut down, another 3 turn up to replace it. Same as the DC++ hubs back in the day....




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  Reply # 313748 1-Apr-2010 09:54
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Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)


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  Reply # 313765 1-Apr-2010 10:28
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RustyGonad: Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)


Can't tell if sarcasm?

If not, thats the same terrible statement as "With this small drug bust, the war on drugs maybe turning"

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  Reply # 313769 1-Apr-2010 10:46
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sarcasm? No, never...

They did shut down the Pirate Bay didn't they??? - when you go there now all you get is a torrent search engine... Before they shut it down it used to be a search engine for torrents - which in itself is living proof that the billions of dollars invested by the record companies, in the fight against piracy, which is costing them trillions of dollars in lost revenue is being won. The multiple millions of dollars in legal and marketing fees to shut down the Pirate Bay was money well spent. As a result of this more lawyers are now driving around in Ferrari's, where previously they could only afford BMW's.

Absolutely no sarcasm in that. This is serious stuff...





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  Reply # 313773 1-Apr-2010 10:51
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But as I said.. "Thing is for every one of these sites they shut down, another 3 turn up to replace it."

Its a never ending battle really. Taking out the "big boys" is more of a shock tactic to scare people off.... but they come back for more.




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  Reply # 313778 1-Apr-2010 11:07
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RustyGonad: Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)



PirateBay is still alive and kicking and still has the world biggest trackers.

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  Reply # 313779 1-Apr-2010 11:08

Damn, was my favourite site for 'backed' up stuff

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  Reply # 313787 1-Apr-2010 11:23
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farcus:
RustyGonad: Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)



PirateBay is still alive and kicking and still has the world biggest trackers.


No really???

I just had a look at the new Pirate Bay, its still there, but its substantially different from the old one.

The old one looked like this:

www.thepiratebay.org

It allowed you to search extensively for torrent content.

The new one www.thepiratebay.org really is quite different in that the torrents are hidden from view until you press the enter key when you do a search.  With the old site, you still had to press enter, but in a much more pirate friendly kind of way.  This is due to the court removal order.  Thats cause the record companies won, and made them take it down.

And the new site (limited functionality site - due to the court order) also has a HD indexed section - this makes its much much easier for the content companies to see what everyone is downloading, and whether or not they prefer it in HD or not.

Either that or I've just been taking the p i s s all along, I still can't quite figure it out...


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  Reply # 313793 1-Apr-2010 11:33
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damn, they will be after Google next




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  Reply # 313805 1-Apr-2010 11:56

remember its just for 'archival' or 'backing up' your data...

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  Reply # 313824 1-Apr-2010 12:29
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farcus:
RustyGonad: Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)



PirateBay is still alive and kicking and still has the world biggest trackers.


pretty sure they are no longer a tracker. they now use open trackers. its just a search engine now like google.




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  Reply # 313853 1-Apr-2010 13:21
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vexxxboy: damn, they will be after Google next


 

That would be interesting to see..




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  Reply # 313883 1-Apr-2010 14:02
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RustyGonad:
farcus:
RustyGonad: Another massive blow from the record companies after they managed to shut down the Pirate Bay...

They really seem to be winning the war :)



PirateBay is still alive and kicking and still has the world biggest trackers.


No really???

I just had a look at the new Pirate Bay, its still there, but its substantially different from the old one.

The old one looked like this:

www.thepiratebay.org

It allowed you to search extensively for torrent content.

The new one www.thepiratebay.org really is quite different in that the torrents are hidden from view until you press the enter key when you do a search.  With the old site, you still had to press enter, but in a much more pirate friendly kind of way.  This is due to the court removal order.  Thats cause the record companies won, and made them take it down.

And the new site (limited functionality site - due to the court order) also has a HD indexed section - this makes its much much easier for the content companies to see what everyone is downloading, and whether or not they prefer it in HD or not.

Either that or I've just been taking the p i s s all along, I still can't quite figure it out...



Because pirate bay users have been proven to be pirates there are special rules imposed upon the new pirate bay website.  I believe you have to either wear an eyepatch, end all searches with "Arrrrr!!" or defeat a ninja before you can search for torrents.


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  Reply # 313991 1-Apr-2010 19:15
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I see that Newzbin got clobbered by the MPAA in a UK court this week. Pity.  I use then for TV programs..

About time there was some ligitimate sources for this sort of content in this part of the world but with the likes of TVNZ and Mediaworks controlling what you watch  it will be very unlikely..




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