ohhh sh*ts EA sports is behind this one and even torrentbits is closin down.. we r loosin the whole thing now. they r after biggie's i bet evry tracker is headin for a close now.in a month we rarely mite see some tracker's ....
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 01:03 AM
well suprnova is a easy target coz its popular. but torrents cant go down as napster did. there is NO CENTRAL server. you just need a tracker which can be hosted by anyone.
Finnish police raid BitTorrent site
By Drew Cullen
Published Tuesday 14th December 2004 23:51 GMT
Police in Finland have raided the operations of a popular BitTorrent file download site, seizing equipment and at the houses four people who ran the site. Police also raided the houses of 30 volunteers who helped moderate the site.
According to our early translation of a report of the raids, the 34 people had been arrested, but several readers from Finland have emailed us to say that this is incorrect.
Police say the site had 10,000 users, all Finnish, who downloaded illegally-copied content worth millions of euros. The site featured 6000 torrents, including film, videos, music and games.
If convicted, the site operators face jail of up to two years and are liable for claims for damages from content owners.
According to Finnish newspaper reports (English), the police liaised with Interpol and Elisa, a local ISP, in their investigations.
The Motion Picture @$$. of America (MPAA) today announced (PDF) that it is pursuing civil actions against hundreds of server operators of BitTorrent, eDonkey and DirectConnect P2P file-swapping networks, in its war on internet movie piracy.
In addition, the MPAA is co-operating in criminal investigations with police in Finland, the Netherlands and France, so it is reasonable to infer that reports of raids in more European countries are likely to surface shortly.
BitTorrent speeds file transfers by segmenting content and downloading parts from multiple users rather than a single server. As you receive a file, so other BitTorrent users are able to grab it from you in the same way. The idea is to ensure a more even sharing of bandwidth between participants. It's not a [email protected]$$ic P2P application since it's about improving download performance rather than sharing files per se. Files are found not through the application itself but through links on websites, and it's these initial servers that the MPAA and co. are targeting
I have read somewhere that p2p trackers are being made and as p2p arent illegal now even in US they wont be much problem . It is like whole torrent networks with p2p support for searching torrents . Dunno if there is any though ut would be gr8 if 1 such is made
Well as of today the popular torrent site SuprNova.org is closed. This notice was left on the home page.... Greetings everybody, As you have probably noticed, we have often had downtimes. This was because it was so hard to keep this site up! But now we are sorry to inform you all, that SuprNova is closing down for good in the way that we all know it. We do not know if SuprNova is going to return, but it is certainly not going to be hosting any more torrent links. We are very sorry for this, but there was no other way, we have tried everything. Thank you all that helped us, by donating mirrors or something else, by uploading and seeding files, by helping people out on IRC and on forum, by spreading the word about SuprNova.org. It is a sad day for all of us! Please visit SuprNova.org every once in a while to get the latest news on what is happening and if there is anything new to report on. As we wish to maintain the nice comunity that we created, we are keppig forums and irc servers open. Thank you all and Goodbye! sloncek & the rest of the SuprNova Team