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Bye Bye Mininova

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by apekillape, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. apekillape

    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    From the Mininova blog
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    Mininova limits its activities to Content Distribution service



    Hi all,

    Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting Mininova.org to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August.

    Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict (Dutch link) we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles. We've been testing some filtering systems the last couple of months, but we found that it's neither technically nor operationally possible to implement a 100% working filter system. Therefore, we decided that the only option is to limit Mininova to Content Distribution torrents from now on. We are still considering an appeal at this moment.

    We launched our Content Distribution service in 2007. This service allows producers and artists to easily publish and distribute their content for free through Mininova. The launch of Content Distribution has proven to be a success. Countless content owners have used Content Distribution to distribute their content (e.g. albums and documentaries) for free to millions of users. For example, the Dutch band Silence is Sexy released their complete album on Mininova and received the Interactive Award 2009 for doing so. The Dutch television broadcaster VPRO decided to start using Content Distribution in 2009 in order to distribute documentaries.

    We would like to thank you for your support. Especially everyone that contributed to Mininova receives a big "thank you!" for the effort! We hope to keep welcoming you on Mininova and our other projects (e.g. Snotr, Dispostable).

    Thanks! The Mininova staff
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    Demonoid's still down, Mininova's all over. It's all coming to an end!

    N
     
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  2. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    Bad news, i always use that tracker...
     
  3. BalingDazzer

    BalingDazzer Regular Member

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    What about The Pirate Bay?
     
  4. nod43

    nod43 Newbie

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    wow i always used mininova, sad day indeed.
     
  5. dizz

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    well sorry to hear this.
     
  6. albaniax

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    If nothing will happen to Rapidshare, I can continue loading what I need ;)
     
  7. ipung

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    it's really suck...
     
  8. indexyoursite

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    Bye. Nobody lives for ever
     
  9. CClark56

    CClark56 Regular Member

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    ISOHunt and TPB are still going strong.
     
  10. cooolr

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    Yeah and at the same time I'm losing the interest of stealing stuff. Now I love purchasing stuff online. But the movie industry has to catch up or their movies will keep getting downloaded this much.

    So I really think things will go back to purchasing. But more online.
     
  11. conas

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    what the movie industry forget is the people as adicted to divx and xvid format due the piracy, without piracy the giant online movie industry dont even exist.

    Its a shot on own feets.
     
  12. Katarsis

    Katarsis Registered Member

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    No big deal, other sites (old or new) will quickly fill up the vacuum left by MN. Just the nature of the beast. :)
     
  13. pyronaut

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    TPB is probably on its last legs aswell.
     
  14. therat

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    TV is still around, that's all that matters

    this does suck but distributing copywritten material is illegal for a good reason
     
  15. tekayo

    tekayo Registered Member

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    i never used mininova, only piratebay, hope it keeps working
     
  16. cooolr

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    because that hosting provider would get sued or their isp provider.
     
  17. Deschen

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    mininova is one of the sites i visit every single day.

    i'm going to miss it :(
     
  18. BrianBear

    BrianBear BANNED BANNED

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    Mininova was my favorite, I might proceed to cry.
     
  19. mightybh

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    How greedy of them! They banned me for spamming and a few hours later shut down. :( They could have let us have some time for once.
     
  20. Dark Knight

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    :y: I use that site alot, damn this is a sucking news