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Anti-piracy group Antipiratbyrån is making good on its threats to take file-sharing sites offline in Sweden. During the last 48 hours, police in Sweden and the Netherlands swooped on key staff and hardware connected to a long-standing private BitTorrent tracker. As yet another popular eBook site closes, famous tracker Scene Access is being warned – you’re next.


Following the announcement this month that Sweden’s Supreme Court would not be hearing an appeal of the Pirate Bay trial, entertainment industry lawyers warned that file-sharing sites in Sweden were living on borrowed time. All 150 sites with Swedish connections were advised to shut down – or else.


For Swepiracy, a private BitTorrent tracker founded in 2006, it’s now too late. On Thursday, police in Sweden and the Netherlands swooped on the 30,000 member site after it was accused by the authorities of being one of the most important locations when it comes to illegally distributing Swedish films.

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post #2 of 29
2 fall, 10 more will take their place before weeks end.
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post #3 of 29
They should move to Switzerland. tongue.gif
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Russia will host anything as long as you don't distribute Russian IP.
post #5 of 29
I'm not surprised.

Ironic that the very companies who'd want to see this happen (and who backed things like SOPA, ACTA, etc), are the very people who had the exclusive means of distributing it in the first place.

CBS (C-net) host Bittorrent quite openly and afaik, it was one of their biggest downloads.

Makes you wonder if this was all set in motion from such intervention.....(Lets face it, this was all planned)
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It began a while ago but the war will be as pointless as the war on drugs. As long as the internet exists, so will torrents. Trackers are going to become obsolete soon anyways so there will be no way to do anything about it.
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Another one bites the dust. Going to be a more difficult task taking down the Promo bay smile.gif after they announced that mobile site on a thumb drive where anyone can launch it back up.
    
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Another one bites the dust. Going to be a more difficult task taking down the Promo bay smile.gif after they announced that mobile site on a thumb drive where anyone can launch it back up.

I thought that was fan made?
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I think one fan did catalogue their entire site a few years back but what he's talking about is that soon torrents will be eliminated and without the weight of all of those torrents being hosted on the servers, anyone can carry around a back-up of the whole site on their keychain in a flash drive.
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