TorrentHound Shuts Down, Another Big Torrent Site Bites The Dust

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by VinLark, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Burlsol

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    Was mostly just providing it as an example, a fairly well known one.

    The fact of the matter is that groups working within the scenes have their own methods, and those methods are often different from one group to another. They could shut down every torrent site, and criminalize the protocol and not actually affect anything at the source. In fact, many of these sources are only interested in their own local bootleg operations or just proving they can crack something. Very little of what actually happens with piracy is based around the premise of public releases.

    As far as anti-piracy countermeasures go, the existence of Steam and Netflix has accomplished far more than any of the raids on TPB or other torrent sites. Why? Because they provide a reasonably affordable alternative that is also convenient. Sure, arguably the perceived "risk" of using piracy sites has been increased because of recent shutdowns, and because of that perception people are more likely to use alternatives, but the mere existence of those options has done more in the greater picture.
     
  2. pas7680

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    people still use torrents???
     
  3. Noctosphere

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  4. Bladexdsl

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    only as backup for when i can't find what i want on USN
     
  5. TeamScriptKiddies

    TeamScriptKiddies Licensed Nintendo (indie) Game Developer

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    Planet Earth :P
    I use demonoid and access it via the .onion link, try shutting that down :P
     
  6. TVL

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    I've wondered about this lately. How is someone busted? I just feel it would be impossible to prove in court that someone didn't just hack your wifi and downloaded all that stuff.
     
  7. TeamScriptKiddies

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    This is why most john/jane doe lawsuits end up with the rightsholder just extorting money out of the "suspected" through a settlement, because they know it would almost never hold up in court. They threaten to sue the accused for millions in damages unless they settle for a few thousand to make everything magically disappear. Considering that most individuals can't afford a legal team remotely as good as what the copyright monopolies can afford, regardless of whether or not the person accused was actually distributing stuff illegally via filesharing methods they usually just opt to settle. Its a cash cow for these mega corporations and the law firms backing them.
     
  8. Captain_N

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    If this keeps up i'm going to get a newsgroup subscription. Those private trackers get sut down. I remember a friend i used to work with was in a torrent tracker oink. They all got busted and sued. I would not trust private trackers either
     
  9. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I've seriously never heard of this so-called major torrent site.
     
  10. Saturosias

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    Yeah, so is Just Cause 3.
     
  11. Zeriel

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    Could someone please help me with some alternatives? I used to use Kickass exclusively :(
    I mainly look for Anime and Video Games. I buy games on Steam like you can see below but
    I need to test them before I buy anything, you can't trust any publisher these days :(

    Thanks btw
     
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  12. xyxa

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    People still visit torrent sites one at a time? I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Bit Che.
     
  13. Noctosphere

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    no because t411 ftw
     
  14. Attacker3

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    Piracy will never be destroyed. Damaged, yes, but never gone forever.
     
  15. tony_2018

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    Go back to IRC.
     
  16. Bladexdsl

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    surely you jest?!
     
  17. banjo2

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    When piracy ends, i'll delete my gbatemp account and all my accounts everywhere else.
     
  18. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    my fav was kat ph ..

    we still have the pirate bay , the moment that one shuts down as well.. aaah i dont even want to think about it.
     
  19. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you won't need to it will be the end of the world :P
     
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