BTjunkie Close Website Doors As Others May Follow

BTjunkie, the torrent website has obviously been shaken up by the FBI takedown of Megavideo and Megaupload. The owners have decided to shutdown the website to avoid getting caught in the same way.

After the high profile SOPA and PIPA acts were shelved, it seems that their legacy is that pirate and torrent sites are firmly in the authorities firing line. It also seems like other BitTorrent website owners might be considering following BTjunkie’s lead because it looks like America has more than enough power to arrest anyone, anywhere. Even though there are more bittorrent website owners who are not even entertaining such an idea.

It was about 10 years ago when bittorrent website owners seemed to be unstoppable, but The Pirate Bay owners were caught. And after years of court hearings, it was decided that The Pirate Bay owners will remain in prison. As a result, The Pirate Bay moved its domain to .se in order to avoid being shut down by the United States authorities.

Despite that some bittorrent website owners are quick to respond to DMCA complaints and in a positive manner, they should not consider these actions as keeping them safe because the powers that be in the US seem to be on a crusade, and are still able to arrest and put a file suit against possible pirate perpetrators.

Not all website owners are doing the same including Gary Fung, IsoHunt’s owner, who said that “such things aren’t new to him.” said that “IsoHunt has been in lawsuits for about 6 years with both the CRIA and the MPAA.” Mr. Fung said that IsoHunt will continue to exist, and that the authorities cannot put the torrent website under criminal investigation because it’s already involved in two civil lawsuits.”

Bittorrent index websites “come and go,” said Fung, who said that “the entertainment industry should start embracing new technology rather than fighting against it” because it could make more money this way.

Another admin who is looking to keep his website running is Sam. After BTjunkie closed down its services, Extratorrent has become the fifth largest website of its kind. Sam believes that “it’s impossible to stop the unstoppable,” and now that Megaupload and BTjunkie are gone, “100 new websites will open,” while Extratorrent will remain online.

Like we said, The Pirate Bay will also continue to do business in Sweden using a Swedish domain, and it’s going to replace its torrent links with magnet links. So the jury seems to be out about the question, “is piracy stoppable or unstoppable?”

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8 Comments

  1. tania
    tania February 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    hey i dont understand why u would take away the torrents for ppl to download :( its not as bad then the porns online and all does site online and its not everyone that have the money to buy there album and movies they like so please dont take that away from us :( thank you

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous February 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

    And the Rich get Richer and the poor poorer for try to entertain their life…

    What about the games when you’re CD is Scratched Does EA will send me a new one ? no But Torrents you can find everything !

  3. frdm
    frdm February 10, 2012 at 2:55 am

    R.I.P. Nazi Germany

    Hello United States of Authoritarianism

    (Same thing, different title)

  4. Mwas
    Mwas February 10, 2012 at 3:21 am

    They should hav jus done what pirate bay did and move their domain to switzerland..SOPA and PIPA were shelved so y cant they jus go back to normal

  5. shortzuk
    shortzuk February 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

    NO!!!….how can btjunkie get closed down!!….cant believe it!!

  6. nia
    nia March 14, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    yeah this is BS, this was my favorite torrent site and they just &&$% it down like that. Come on please open it back up like pirate bay!

  7. Nadine
    Nadine April 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve died and gone to hell….
    Since SOPA and PIPA the other one were shelved, doesn’t this come under the ACTA bill? BTJunkie and other sites like it will continue to be targets unless we target ACTA

  8. Live Cricket
    Live Cricket April 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I am shocked by the news. BTjunkie was the biggest torrent sharing site around. I still cant believe it!

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