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News around the web: Mininova Goes ‘Legal’

By Erik · 29 replies
Nov 26, 2009
  1. Mininova Deletes All Infringing Torrents and Goes ‘Legal’ @ TorrentFreak

    Read the whole story
  2. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    "are vampires real?"

    Now that's legit news for you.
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Mininova going legal? What, is this the 25th time they've claimed that now?
  4. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Booster Posts: 95

    More and more torrent sites will go down. Look at The Pirate Bay case...
  5. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Wonder where are all the torrent sites are headed. With more and more government watch and forced isp watch over the customers it's prolly not hard to guess.
  6. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    After Pirate Bay went down, many will follow as they are afraid to have a similar ending. But...they will never be able to have internet under their complete control :)
  7. AllEyezOnMe

    AllEyezOnMe TS Enthusiast

    The Internet is a level playing field with forever changing goal posts, just another shift of the goal posts with Mininova going "legit", a sacrifice has to be made for propaganda to the greedy, bloated rich film and music industries artists & investors, and the leeching, bloody-sucking Lawyers. They should move with the times, embrace and develop P2P, instead of charging OTT prices to us the consumers, such as for BDs, DVDs and CDs!!!
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +1,004

    There are only a few good alternatives to mininova, but i'm sure that they won't last long too.
    They did the right thing by not appealing because they wouldn't stand a chance to win. At least they don't have to pay a ridiculous amount of money after loosing.
  9. Styl

    Styl TS Member Posts: 61

    TPB is still alive, its just trackerless now, using DHT, PEX, and Magnet links.

    I knew Mininova was finished when they started filtering content. It was only a matter of time before they removed everything except a handful of featured content.
  10. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Wow Wikipedia may be on its final stand.
  11. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    Yeah... I absolutely love wikipedia. So useful for my school work / background reading. And just darned interesting sometimes, too =P i hope it stays up.
  12. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I am really hoping that Wikipedia does not crash n burn, that website has kept me awake and sain through so many long nights..
  13. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Wow I'm a little shocked and kind of saddened that mininova got castrated, they started taking down some torrents a few months ago but I just had a browse and everything's gone! There's not even software and games categories on the home page any more. But as always there's still loads of alternative torrent sites although mininova always had informative comments on the torrents.
  14. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I dont think it will be just content that wikipedia has to deal with, financially this would have an impact as well.
  15. Peroucho8

    Peroucho8 TS Rookie

    it's sad for me that mininova is like that now.. it was my first torrent site =(
  16. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    I really hope Wikipedia recover from this..
  17. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Great mininova goes legal, thats really awesome, must be because the closing of tpb. Scared maybe, sad though and wiki ouch that would suck, the beta just started wow I really hope it recovers.
  18. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    5970 destroys GTX295 !?
  19. holyPaladin

    holyPaladin TS Rookie

    Ouch I use mininova a lot....
  20. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    "Spin-based electronics gets boost @ BBC News" That's some pretty neat stuff. Can't wait for 'spintronics'! But will it become practical in our lifetime?
  21. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    they're gonna lose a LOT of users. Good news for new private trackers :)
  22. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 713   +73

    I hope wikipedia doesn't get shut down becuase some killer, that site has helped me alot with my education, and whenever i have a question about someone, or something, I go there first for a quick history lesson just to gain some understanding. I know the site isn't 100% right but from my experience people never post lies, and speculation is always duely noted. This would be an epic loss for the internet if it does and then no site is safe.
  23. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Farewell Mininova, we'll miss you. With The Pirate Bay now out of the picture, what's left? I guess the bittorrent days are coming to an end, and we'll see an alternative to bittorrent emerge soon.
  24. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Jeez....Mininova goes legit, Pirate Bay dies....are the torrentz an endangered species?

    Apart from that, I think I will have to wait for Julio to do a contest for a 5970 card as there is NO way I could ever justify that expense to the wife should I purchase one. Winning on the other hand....

  25. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 110

    Yup, it really does that, and it can also cook and wash your car!
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