Popular torrent website Mininova forced to go legit

By on November 30, 2009
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Mininova removes links to copyrighted content. Limits itself to distribution of legit content.

One of the largest torrent sites on the net, Mininova, has removed most of its links to copyrighted content. The torrent website complied with a Dutch court ruling from August.

In a statement on its blog, it said, “Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting Mininova.org to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August.

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.”


  • Tareq

    now people will re-route there torrent downloading website to other website, therefore, Mininova will eventually shutdown at long-run business, who knows, maybe mininova will have a small branch to download from

  • xtron

    Pirate bay :D

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