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Mininova stops offering torrents after court ruling

Posted on Thursday, November 26 2009 @ 20:31:28 CET by

Mininova announced on its blog that it will limit its activities to its Content Distribution service to comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August. The company tried to implement a filtering system to prevent users from sharing illegal torrents, but this didn't work out too well so Mininova had no other choice but to bring its whole torrent service down. The only thing that is left are the torrents published by content producers and artists.
Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict (Dutch link) we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles. We’ve been testing some filtering systems the last couple of months, but we found that it’s neither technically nor operationally possible to implement a 100% working filter system. Therefore, we decided that the only option is to limit Mininova to Content Distribution torrents from now on. We are still considering an appeal at this moment.



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