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    It seems that one of the major sites: Mininova, has effectively gone off the grid.

    Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting 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
    Source: Mininova blog

    I'm not very big on the whole torrenting scene, The only time I really use it is if I download legal stuff like game mods and DJ sets since bit torrent is a great platform for those with fast net connections so we aren't trapped by all these sites that cap downloads.

    This Dutch ruling was apparently aimed at stopping MN from hosting illegal content. But if you shut em down then 10 more sites just pop up...

    POE2 Developer

  • #2
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    never rly was a fan of mininova. isohunt all the way:)


    • #3
      Re: Mininova effectively shuts down

      Shame, quite liked it, but there are plenty of others.........


      • #4
        Re: Mininova effectively shuts down

        RIP Mininova.

        Me and the misses were frequent visitors but as mentioned above... plenty of others :).
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