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Riplin

join:2002-05-13
canada

BTJunkie next in line?

So looks like BT removed the latest torrents link. Is this a sign of things to come? Do you think the heat is being turned up on them?

Makes you wonder.

Sad if they disappear.

Samgee

join:2010-08-02
canada
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As long as you know what you're looking for you can still search for it. Removing that link likely saved them from having to shut down since they now become a search engine rather than a link publishing site.

Samgee

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reply to Riplin
Spoke too soon. Looks like they shut down.


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said by Samgee:

Spoke too soon. Looks like they shut down.

said by Wikipedia :
On 5 February 2012, BTJunkie decided to voluntarily shut down and left a notice on its front web page.

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Riplin

join:2002-05-13
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It was just to coincidental that they killed that link after MU shutdown and all the other shit thats goin on.

I had a feeling


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said by Riplin:

It was just to coincidental that they killed that link after MU shutdown and all the other shit thats goin on.

I had a feeling

Considering Megaupload was mostly brought down due to a small percentage of their operation being in the US, it would be a good move for btJunkie to "get their house in order" before rebooting under a different name.
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Ott_Cable

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reply to Riplin
It is in UK, a country that plays lap dog to the US, so what do you expect?

MU is a Hong Kong based business and it got shut down. Now that is enough to scare other big Hong Kong based sites (e.g. fserve), to go down or neuter their own services as well.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
said by Ott_Cable :

It is in UK, a country that plays lap dog to the US, so what do you expect?

MU is a Hong Kong based business and it got shut down. Now that is enough to scare other big Hong Kong based sites (e.g. fserve), to go down or neuter their own services as well.

they used american hosted server....


creed3020
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reply to Riplin
I'm sad to see them gone and personally don't see how the MU shutdown affects these guys but if they are going to re-open under new circumstances that would be interesting.

static416

join:2007-01-26
Toronto, ON
reply to Riplin
Part of me is pissed off, because I genuinely don't feel that the theoretical damage to music and movie companies should result in the real destruction of real companies and technologies that have significant legitimate uses.

But part of me really doesn't care, because no amount of legislation or law enforcement is going to make me pay for movies, music, or television in the traditional model. There are far too many ways I can spend my time and money that don't involve feeding the extortion racket that is the entertainment industry.


milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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reply to Riplin
All this will do is further push the Internet underground, with the possible emergence of decentralized DNS servers and routing tables, operating on a P2P based platform with full encryption, making it even more difficult for any government organization to track down a single site's Internet activities.

That includes sites participating in truly illegal and immoral activities such as for example terrorism and child porn.

That's what SOPA, ACTA and all of these other bogus Internet protection scams will end up doing: protect real criminal activities.
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pnjunction
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reply to Riplin
*yawn* Let me know when they get to the private site I use

Riplin

join:2002-05-13
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private meh, I don't play the ratio game. I'm a hit n run customer


Bull

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Fascist PIGS!!!!!!! THIS COUNTRY SUCKS!!!!
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" BULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You SUCK! I'D LEAVE THIS AWFUL COUNTRY IF I COULD.... FREE MY EYE!!!! NO ONE'S FREE!!! YOU M--F-- PIGS... I'D RATHER LIVE ALMOST ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.... AT LEAST THEY'RE HONEST ABOUT THEIR DICTATORSHIP!! YOU M--F--'S MASK IT BEHIND DEMOCRACY--WHAT A F--ING FRAUD!!!! THIS COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING IT SUPPOSEDLY STANDS FOR IS A G--D---- JOKE!!!!! BEWARE OF THE LIARS---DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICANS ALIKE!!


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Ott_Cable

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reply to XoX
>they used american hosted server....

You haven't read the new in Hong Kong before comment, have you?

»torrentfreak.com/megaupload-hong···-120202/

>The commitment from Hong Kong Customs was significant. Not only did they invest a year’s worth of investigative manpower, but also supplied 100 officers from their various copyright enforcement divisions to carry out raids on the company.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
said by Ott_Cable :

>they used american hosted server....

You haven't read the new in Hong Kong before comment, have you?

»torrentfreak.com/megaupload-hong···-120202/

>The commitment from Hong Kong Customs was significant. Not only did they invest a year’s worth of investigative manpower, but also supplied 100 officers from their various copyright enforcement divisions to carry out raids on the company.

You missed the part about being pressured by the media companies to pay closer attention to the other cyberlocker companies... in other word, if the MAFIAA and the USA had not twisted their arm they would have probably left them alone.

You must also have missed the part where many other country are being blackmailed by the USA to enact stronger law just for the MAFIAA...

Sorry but i will not cry a river for the MAFIAA...

CoreM

join:2005-06-29
France
reply to Riplin
In the end though, as mildly annoying as it might be for BTJunkie to be gone (sad to see such a great site disappear like that!) as others have said this will just lead to decentralization of protocols.

TPB is already switching to magnet links and eventually torrents will be served up and searched via exclusively P2P protocols which won't even require central servers. Once it gets to that point, short of declaring total war on the internet, every one of its users and its protocols, there won't be much that anybody can do about it anymore... Then again there are plenty of governments that fall well below those standards of decency so, you never know!


Ott_Cable

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reply to XoX
The part about 100 local custom officer showing up at an office where 20-30 would already be overkill. They also spend 1 year of their resources on the case. With or without the use of US servers, it would seem that the Hong Kong government could be forced to deal with the issue. This is the point I am pointing out that you are missing.

I don't even know if the 100 officers would fit inside MU's location. LOL. This show of excessive force was enough deterrent for any other similar businesses in the same jurisdiction to no longer feel safe. Up to this point, it was a safety factor for them.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
said by Ott_Cable :

The part about 100 local custom officer showing up at an office where 20-30 would already be overkill. They also spend 1 year of their resources on the case. With or without the use of US servers, it would seem that the Hong Kong government could be forced to deal with the issue. This is the point I am pointing out that you are missing.

I don't even know if the 100 officers would fit inside MU's location. LOL. This show of excessive force was enough deterrent for any other similar businesses in the same jurisdiction to no longer feel safe. Up to this point, it was a safety factor for them.

I know that but why suddenly going after them... Who do you think asked them for help in shutting down MU?

Like in the Pirate Bay case, if the information is true, the US pressured for prosecution


Ott_Cable

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Ultimately the RIAA pressed the right buttons on DOJ/FBI... It is not like MU's pending lawsuit on RIAA couldn't have been one of the triggers to their own demise.