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Popular Bittorrent Site Goes Dark

mininovalogoToday, the popular bittorrent site mininova.org removed all torrents uploaded by its users and replaced its front page with a slim selection from content distributors.

On their blog, the operators cited for its reason the court ruling by the Dutch court in August of this year, which deemed the content hosted on the site in breach of copyright laws and therefore illegal. Facing heavy fines, mininova.org, which had become the most popular site for bittorrent users, decided to remove all content that could be considered a copyright violation.

Mininova.org was formed in 2005 by five Dutch students to take the place of supernova.org, which was also forced to take down their site as a result of a similar ruling

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