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Popular file-sharing site shuts down after flurry of suits...
Drudge ^

Posted on 12/20/2004 1:44:41 PM PST by KoRn

A popular peer-to-peer file-sharing website has closed down amid mounting efforts by the movie industry to crack down on online piracy.

The Suprnova website was one of the most popular places for people swapping and sharing links to illegal copies of films on the BitTorrent network.

(Excerpt) Read more at dehavilland.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Technical
KEYWORDS: filesharing; suprnova
This is bad for the BitTorrent users. Suprnova.org was one of the best. :-(

RIP Nova

1 posted on 12/20/2004 1:44:41 PM PST by KoRn
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To: ShadowAce

File Sharing Ping! Bad news.....


2 posted on 12/20/2004 1:46:05 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Word to the wise: NEVER use any of those services without first going through an overseas anonymous proxy. The MPAA and RIAA fully intend to start going after users after they've ripped the servers to the ground.


3 posted on 12/20/2004 1:46:34 PM PST by Prime Choice (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ...And no, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: KoRn

A question, if I may.

If these servers just posted links, why can't BitTorrent users make use of something a little more private, like Usenet or a Frost WOT board?


4 posted on 12/20/2004 1:52:13 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Prime Choice
Yeah, overseas Proxy is the way to go. Just going in with your connection directly, they can see your IP on the tracker easily.
5 posted on 12/20/2004 1:55:38 PM PST by KoRn
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To: proxy_user
"why can't BitTorrent users make use of something a little more private, like Usenet or a Frost WOT board?"

I'm sure that's being done now. p2p Private, by invitation only networks. Most of the time what we see on the popular sites were leaked from such networks.

6 posted on 12/20/2004 1:57:35 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

So what's the next-best alternative to Supernova?


7 posted on 12/20/2004 1:58:40 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: KoRn
What keeps newsgroups from being shut down?

You can download almost any movie, song or game you can think of, and they never even get mentioned.

8 posted on 12/20/2004 1:59:24 PM PST by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: KoRn

I don't believe they can prosecute you for have a "bit" of a file..... only a complete file is proof you have it... After all, it isn't illegal to photocopy the corner of a dollar bill......


9 posted on 12/20/2004 2:00:15 PM PST by phalynx
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To: KoRn
This will end up like playing Wack-a-Mole.


10 posted on 12/20/2004 2:10:28 PM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: TomB

Each Usenet server has a DMCA procedure.

If you see an infringement of a file on the server, and you are the owner of the copyright, you can fill out an online form, and the file will be removed immediately.

The only problem is, that you would have to do this for each of thousands of servers every time someone uploads it. The article would expire on most servers before you finished.


11 posted on 12/20/2004 2:20:30 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: rdb3

LOL that's the best analogy to this I've seen yet!

A server pops up, they smack it down, a server pops up, they smack it down.........


12 posted on 12/20/2004 2:37:49 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
I found the service incredibly useful when I had missed an episode of my favorite television show. I just considered it an alternative to taping the program and fast forwarding through the commercials. A good alternative, as the quality was by far superior to anything a VCR could reproduce and my Philips 642 player played them just dandily.

But as for legal ramifications... Bit Torrent is a bit tricky that way. A user would download a file from Suprnova which would direct the Bit Torrent client to a server of sorts... Downloading the file would not, in itself, be illegal, I assume. The action happens in the Bit Torrent server, but the server is "blind" to what passes through it.

I doubt any enduser of Bit Torrent will get any repercussions, IMO.

APf
13 posted on 12/20/2004 2:38:19 PM PST by APFel (Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.)
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To: APFel
BitTorrent is, indeed the best for TV episodes. You could get virtually any TV show on there.

PS: Since suprnova is gone this is a great site that has a search engine of all trackers.

TorrentSpy.com

14 posted on 12/20/2004 2:49:47 PM PST by KoRn
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To: APFel; KoRn
There's always Torrent Spy.

I like mIRC, personally.


15 posted on 12/20/2004 2:51:56 PM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: KoRn
Dang! Two minutes late!

;-)


16 posted on 12/20/2004 2:52:30 PM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: rdb3
I never really cared for IRC. It's a little to clique-y for my tastes. With Torrents and Usenet, I can lurk, get what I am looking for and leave without following all of the rules that IRC guys like to enforce. Thanks for the torrent spy link; I have visited there before and I forgot all about it. Cheers!

APf
17 posted on 12/20/2004 3:05:00 PM PST by APFel (Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.)
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To: rdb3

ROFL! I hate it when that happens! ;-)


18 posted on 12/20/2004 3:08:45 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Prime Choice

What are some good overseas proxies that don't either slow your downloads to a crawl or prevent you from doing anything but view web pages?


19 posted on 12/20/2004 3:12:34 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

I've been hunting for some of those too!


20 posted on 12/20/2004 3:13:26 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Dont Mention the War
Proxies? Did you say proxies?

Click here.


21 posted on 12/20/2004 3:30:38 PM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: KoRn

The Unofficial SuprNova.org Closure FAQ by SilentDragz

Contains info on other Torrent sites.
22 posted on 12/20/2004 3:51:45 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

/bookmarked

Very good site! Can't have enough links to Torrent sites. :-)

5 Stars for you!

*****


23 posted on 12/20/2004 5:39:44 PM PST by KoRn
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To: rdb3

Thanks for the link.

btw, are the admin. guys going to pull this link too or is it just the last one that had problems?


24 posted on 12/20/2004 5:52:49 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: Prime Choice
Word to the wise: NEVER use any of those services without first going through an overseas anonymous proxy. The MPAA and RIAA fully intend to start going after users after they've ripped the servers to the ground.

What does that matter, they have already sued people who don't even own computers. Just wait, they'll sue all the the rest of us U.S. citizens (barring themselves) en masse in time.

25 posted on 12/20/2004 6:41:11 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: rdb3

Bookmark.


26 posted on 12/21/2004 8:03:31 AM PST by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: Prime Choice

overseas anonymous proxy >>

how do you do that.


27 posted on 02/09/2005 10:29:55 PM PST by Coleus (What was Ted Kennedy and his nephew doing on Good Friday in 1991? Getting Drunk and Raping Women)
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To: KoRn

what is a torrent's site?


28 posted on 02/09/2005 10:34:14 PM PST by Coleus (What was Ted Kennedy and his nephew doing on Good Friday in 1991? Getting Drunk and Raping Women)
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To: Coleus
It's a site that hosts .torrent files that you can download, and use to get files.
29 posted on 02/09/2005 10:36:34 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Mininova has taken Suprnova's place.

http://www.mininova.org/


30 posted on 02/09/2005 10:46:07 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Thanks! I'm always looking for more torrent sites.


31 posted on 02/09/2005 10:56:31 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Here's some more:

http://www.torrentreactor.to/index.php

http://www.lokitorrent.com

http://www.isohunt.com/

http://www.vip-torrents.com/

http://www.btefnet.com/

http://www.tv-swarm.com/

http://www.bt-gm.com/

http://www.tvtorrents.ws/


32 posted on 02/09/2005 11:05:12 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: rdb3

bookmark


33 posted on 02/09/2005 11:08:49 PM PST by Bella_Bru (You're about as funny as a case sensitive search engine.)
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To: Bella_Bru

Bump


34 posted on 02/10/2005 12:04:51 AM PST by Hacksaw (You can judge a man by the members of his bump list.)
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To: KoRn
Yeah, overseas Proxy is the way to go. Just going in with your connection directly, they can see your IP on the tracker easily.

Is there a simple FAQ or walkthru on this? I've used Gnutella, but I gather this is completely different.

35 posted on 02/10/2005 12:06:31 AM PST by Hacksaw (You can judge a man by the members of his bump list.)
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To: FreedomCalls

Thanks!


36 posted on 02/10/2005 12:58:31 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn

I don't know what torrent files are, never heard of them.


37 posted on 02/13/2005 7:24:19 PM PST by Coleus (http://www.reversingroe.com/ Hear Norma McCorvey in this film)
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To: Coleus

Do some Google searching on it. It's very popular.


38 posted on 02/13/2005 7:26:28 PM PST by KoRn
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