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BREIN takes down three more torrent trackers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2007 14:01 User comments (11)

BREIN takes down three more torrent trackers According to TF, three more torrent tracker sites have been shut down by BREIN, the Dutch anti-piracy group. Once again at the center of the situation is Leaseweb, the web host based in the Netherlands.
Recently, BREIN took down everlasting.nu and then tried to take down the large public tracker Demonoid which immediately relocated to Canada where it remains live and well.

BREIN however, has been emboldened by small victories and yesterday moved to shut down three more Leaseweb-hosted torrent trackers, Araditracker, BitHQ, and Peerportal which combined have tracked 10,000 torrents. BREIN also said the Leasweb had given up the personal details of all the admins even though the three sites left Leaseweb for hosting elsewhere in Europe.

Tim Kuik of BREIN said we have the names and addresses of these administrators, so we can get to these people through our contacts abroad.

BREIN says it intends to force the admins to compensate content owners for "lost revenue" and also to prevent the sites from ever opening again. Of course, the latter has failed, as two of the three sites are already back up and fully functional. Sorry BREIN.

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11 user comments

131.8.2007 14:10

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...then tried to take down the large public tracker Demonoid which immediately relocated to Canada where it remains live and well.
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Of course, the latter has failed, as two of the three sites are already back up and fully functional.
Can you imagine how frustrating it would be, to be these guys? You don't accomplish anything.

231.8.2007 14:30

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BREIN also said the Leasweb had given up the personal details of all the admins even though the three sites left Leaseweb for hosting elsewhere in Europe.
Do they have the authority to release information about former customers?

All of these trackers should get together and put up the money to buy that floating "island" that Pirate Bay was trying to purchase. They can then set up a little (or large) server farm. Then the admins can sit back, relax, kick back some rum, and sing Yo Ho, Yo Ho all day long.

331.8.2007 14:41
AXT
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I like the island idea. They should build themselves some artificial islands in international waters and just do business from there.

431.8.2007 15:16
LILBUCK
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Im a member of bithq and just checked to see if it was still running and great news its's still up. Those morons at brein are trying to stop a flood with a handfull of sandbags. All they will accomplish is diverting torrent programs to more easy going countries (like CANADA), where they will thrive and get stronger.

531.8.2007 17:21

Dutch has a anti-piracy Group,OMG Its the end of the world.

Floating Island = Cruize Ship with hold Full of servers With Great big dishes Atached to the Stern And Hull, OH Yeah. put some cannons on there too. your treated like pirate might as well become one admins

631.8.2007 19:23
cousinkix
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All of these trackers should get together and put up the money to buy that floating "island" that Pirate Bay was trying to purchase.
Sounds good to me; but both the British and US Navy forces will blow that old oil platform out of the water. They have sunk sea going pirate radio ships in the past. POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS magazine used to have pictures of the demolished vessels that once housed "Radio Caroline" and later "Radio New York International"

72.9.2007 12:20

@cousinkix

The only problem there is that Sea Land is actually recognized as its own country. If the US and British Naval forces were to lead an assualt on the island, this might not go over to well with the mass public.

But then again, not many of the sheeple know about Sea Land, Torrents, or the pirate mentality in general...

88.9.2007 1:28

Lost revenues? Really? Then should not each case filed be dependent on proving that had the accused not pirated the content in question, they indeed would have otherwise purchased it? Perhaps their losses are not as great as they claim them to be? It may be that the legal system is being used as a means to extort additional profits that otherwise would not have occurred in many if not most cases.

A good product at a fair price might be what they are in truth trying to avoid. Perhaps some laws might be introduced limiting the profits and incomes in these lucrative businesses to something more in line with the incomes of those that are targeted as their consumer base.

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910.9.2007 0:04

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Recently, BREIN took down everlasting.nu and then tried to take down the large public tracker Demonoid which immediately relocated to Canada where it remains live and well.
This whole thing makes me laugh. However das ist not gut to see that the german people will have a equivellent of the riaa. We do not need so much of this types in the world.

1010.9.2007 6:54
ripdox
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Demonoid, I welcome you to my country with open arms :)




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CopyRight ?? Yes, I have the Right to Copy !!

1110.9.2007 17:27

Originally posted by AXT:
I like the island idea. They should build themselves some artificial islands in international waters and just do business from there.
What is to prevent private army of RIAA with full support from Bush administration from taking over such an island claiming "there are weapons of mass distribution on this island" ????

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