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May 27, 2014

Goodbye, Torrentz.eu

Torrentz.eu has been shut down by UK anti-piracy police in order to lessen illegal file sharing. The site is reported to be the largest search engine for torrents and it was just taken down morning of May 26, 2014.

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The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit of UK made a request to the registrar of the site’s domain to suspend the file sharing website. Prior to this, authorities have been sending out warning letters to Torrentz.eu. Although being the largest torrent site on the Internet, we can just imagine that this isn’t the first time they have received such notice making them ignore the appeal from the police.

Last week, yet another set of appeals were sent and this time it resulted to the termination of the site. Their alternate domains (Torrentz.me and Torrentz.ch), however, are still functional but might be next in line.

Torrentz.eu isn’t the only one affected by this. A number of sites with similar services were also stripped of their place off the Internet. isoHunt and The Pirate Bay share this experience as they are also shut down completely or have been blocked in other countries.

Here in the Philippines, the government has also been trying to diminish illegal downloading. Just last year, they shut down torrent site KAT.ph (formerly kickasstorrents.com) which is a source for pirated movies, music, software, and games. They can’t blame us, though, we Filipinos love our torrents for getting free stuff. We even ranked top 10 in BitTorrent downloads a few years back.

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13 Responses to “Goodbye, Torrentz.eu”

  1. gr3 says:

    Oh well, there’s always *******.to :P

  2. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    True. They have to do it so the big studios can earn money and give us more quality movies. Think of quality. So let’s not torrent and just give in to the system, buy their DVD’s and just understand that they are doing this to serve us the customers better with better entertainment.

    My P0.02

  3. Abusakal says:

    Sayang. Wala ng mapagkunan ng movies.

  4. Hen-Sheen says:

    Ever since Megadownload, the era of torrents might be coming to an end. Cloud might be the next best thing, or is it? In a few years time, manufacturers of consumer electronics will come up ways in making their products unhackable (Vita is just the beginning). Non Pirated DVD & BLU-RAY players? Give it 30 years & all the pirated stores will cease to exist. Jailbreak proof even!

  5. xsent says:

    ok naman still up na ulit

  6. Jin says:

    If you can just rewatched your watched movie and if these GENUINE dvd movie makers will replaced your old disc (due to molds and some factors that made your disc unusable) then we don’t need to download that movie again, it’s business even you buy an orig disc you are going to buy it again (double pay).

    Torrents were not the only solution there were some and since direct download was out of source they’re still means other than using torrents.

  7. Alvin
    Twitter: thewunderdhog
    says:

    Tried it just now, still works?

    https://torrentz.eu/

  8. Jp says:

    Ahm..Excuse me, torrentz.eu is still up and running!

  9. derp says:

    mga tanga! malamang, kahit blocked/down, pwede ulit magonline yan. ganun kalulupit ang maintainers ng mga torrent sites!

  10. alveo says:

    Alveo
    Wow, this article is nice, my sister is analyzing these things,
    thus I am going to let know her.

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