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Thinking of setting up a torrent website

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ruler0fall, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    Hey,

    I've been thinking about setting up a torrent website for a while now.
    However I've got a few questions, Some might be obvious but just making sure.
    - Is it illegal to own a torrent website(If there's any illegal content like cracks etc. on it) ?
    - Would I be safe if I'd buy hosting in sweden ?

    Thank you for your time, Ruler0fAll
     
  2. Mondlicht

    Mondlicht Junior Member

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    if you make one, make sure you're hosting no files, just the torrents, as well as make sure to have a plugin where people can claim to be the copyright owner so the torrent could be removed if it's proven.

    but i guess it's a waste of time, since there're so many big torrent sites out there already. and it's hard to get in business.
     
  3. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    With the proper skills, and a few people willing to upload. Maybe I can get it of the ground.
     
  4. webmacho

    webmacho Registered Member

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    true, waste of time
     
  5. Katarsis

    Katarsis Registered Member

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    With proper dedication from your uploaders, it is possible. Slow for sure, but possible... Specializing in some under-presented niche would probably be what I'd do if I had to get a completely new torrent site off the ground. You're just making things harder if you want to make a general mishmash torrent site with games, apps, movies etc., because then you compete with the biggest trackers.
     
  6. pyronaut

    pyronaut Supreme Member

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    Anyone who tells you your safe because your not hosting the content is wrong. Just ask the pirate bay :)

    Or any number of the numerous large scale video streaming sites.
     
  7. wojos

    wojos Registered Member

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    just try to verify laws in country where server will be placed. In my opinion it is wasting of your time and money to setting up torrent website. a lot of them now on the net. are you thinking about niche torrent portal? like ie. some poker related torrent sites?