Black Sunday For BitTorrent

December 19, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Peer To Peer | By: Mark VandeWettering

Slashdot is reporting that TorrentBits.org and SuprNova.org have gone dark. There seems to be little really solid news as to the reason, but widespread speculation is some kind of crackdown on illegal copying.

When more details are available, I will likely have more to say about it, but for now I merely point out that BitTorrent relies on centralization, and as such is easily targetted both by the legal system as well as computer forensics. If you choose to illegally trade files on BitTorrent, you are on thin ice in both regards.

If you are a P2P developer, you should probably read Fred von Lohman’s piece so as to educate and arm yourself.

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Comment from mneptok
Time 12/19/2004 at 3:42 pm

Here come the lawyers.

Comment from Kevin
Time 12/20/2004 at 7:07 pm

An article about the demise of Suprnova by the Miami Herald.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/technology/10461249.htm?1c

Comment from Brian Austin
Time 12/21/2004 at 9:25 am

One more from the BBC: Hollywood campaign hits websites