Mininova Deletes Illegal Torrents, Goes Legal
By on November 26th, 2009

Mininova.org, one of the biggest and most popular torrent services has just lost a battle in court. As a result, they are deleting a large number of torrents from their servers that they don’t have rights to distribute.

As this blog entry explains, Mininova is limiting itself to Content Distribution Service. It means, they can only distribute the content for which they have distribution rights and all the other stuff just goes out the window. There is no specific information of how many torrents would be deleted but speculation is that it will be in tens of thousands.

This is a sad day for thousands of users who get most of their content such as music and movies through torrents. Do you think the same would happen to other torrent sites as well? What are some of the alternates now?

Tags:
Author: Tehseen Baweja
Tehseen likes to write about Internet tools that make life easier. Check out his blog at Ijaar.com for more good stuff or follow him on Twitter @tehseenbaweja

Tehseen Baweja has written and can be contacted at tehseen@techie-buzz.com.
 
Copyright 2006-2012 Techie Buzz. All Rights Reserved. Our content may not be reproduced on other websites. Content Delivery by MaxCDN