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Torrentz.eu loses its original domain due to police intervention
The British police have taken action against the BitTorrent search engine Torrentz.eu. However, the authorities were unable to close the offer themselves. At the instigation of the British Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, the original domain was switched off. Authorities and rights holders have been working together for several months to switch off websites that refer to illegally copied content - most of them are portals that reference file-sharing networks . In a first stage, letters were sent to the respective site operators asking them to convert their service so that it works legally. They later turned to domain registrars to switch off the addresses of offers to which they had no direct access.
As a result, Torrentz.eu was hit, the magazine TorrentFreak reported. For a few hours now, the DNS entries for the domain no longer point to the actual server. The offer itself is still active and can be reached via the alternative addresses Torrentz.ch and Torrentz.me. The operators informed the magazine that they would now like to check whether the block can be lifted or whether they should switch completely to a new domain. Torrentz.eu is likely to be the most prominent target of the promotion, from which several smaller offers have been made. After all, the offer comes to several million visitors a month. This is also an unusual goal. Because while the authorities otherwise primarily focused on special collections of links to files in BitTorrent, this was about a meta search engine.
Not everyone listens to the police
The police action is not without controversy. While some registrars willingly submitted, some also came up against resistance - for example from the Canadian company EasyDNS. Their boss, Mark Jeftovic, believes that it is up to the courts to shutdown a domain, not "anyone on the Internet who sends email". File sharing, Bittorrent, Seeders, LeechersNRKbeta
FAQ about TorrentzWas Torrentz able to download torrent files?
No, the user was redirected to other file sharing sites instead.
Is there a warning that I will get a film from Torrentz?
There are no films on the Torrentz website. However, the search engine will direct you to other torrent sites that you can use to download illegal content. Due to the tracing of the IP address , it is quite possible that you will receive a warning. In this case, contact a specialized lawyer.
Can I still use Torrentz?
Since the page was closed, you can no longer search for torrent files via Torrentz . However, the domain still exists and shows a farewell from the operator “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell. "
What is Torrentz?
If you want to obtain content through file sharing and the use of exchange sites, you need the appropriate torrent and a file sharing client . A torrent file contains the information about the location of the desired file , which can be read out with a client.
To access the corresponding torrent files, torrent pages - such as KickassTorrents - are mainly used, which are primarily a link list to the desired content. Torrentz, on the other hand, is a so-called metasearch engine . If you search for a torrent with Torrentz, it forwards the search query to several other torrent sites and then processes them. Thus, users at Torrentz received information to download, but the domain offered neither content nor torrent files directly.
Torrentz started operating on July 15, 2003. Until setting the side on 05 August 2016, the domain was one of the oldest and most successful Torrent sites worldwide. The reasons for the end of Torrentz after 13 years are unknown. However, it is believed that copyright infringement investigations can be a cause.
Torrentz - legal or illegal?
Basically, searching for a torrent with Torrentz is not illegal , since it is not possible to download files on the site . Music , e-books , computer games or films are not offered on Torrentz .
However, Torrentz's information allows illegal downloading of content that is protected by copyright. So a download via Torrentz can ultimately lead to a warning for file sharing .
The users or owners of the Internet connection are identified via their IP address and then warned. The type of out-of-court settlement is usually accompanied by an injunction . The letter also includes claims for damages .
Torrentz - short and compact
In Torrentz is a meta search engine that specializes in torrent files and the results of several torrent sites summarizes. This made the domain easier to find content that is often protected by copyright . The website was discontinued on August 05, 2016 .