Are torrents in trouble?

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#1 daabulls23
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The government has taken over a few domains, seemingly focusing on torrents. Go to torrent-finder.com and find out.

Here is Torrent Freak on the issue, along with the entire domain list.

Just think, maybe people will need to download games and music legally, again. However, I'm not familiar with some other of those sites. Looks like quite a few selling "authentic" merchandise from China.

On the other hand, having the government take domains without warrant is geting in dangerous territory.

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#2 Bluestorm-Kalas
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The government can try all they want, it isn't going anywhere.

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#3 Baranga
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So they seized a torrent search engine? Sweet! Google must be next.

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#4 Chogyam
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nope, i use them every day.

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#5 xWoW_Rougex
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No I doubt that.

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#6 jimmyjammer69
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That's kind of sick that a government can shut down a foreign website, just like that, without a trial or anything. Are the site owners even breaking the law?
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#7 Fuhgeddabouditt
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So they seized a torrent search engine? Sweet! Google must be next.

Baranga
you know...
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#8 Fuhgeddabouditt
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also, I dont think the sites are down. They just hijack the DNS so whoever in the U.S.A cant access it. I think.
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#9 jimmyjammer69
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also, I dont think the sites are down. They just hijack the DNS so whoever in the U.S.A cant access it. I think.Fuhgeddabouditt
Not just the US, I don't think anyone can access the sites. If it's not being shut down but just blocked, then this is global censorship.
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#10 CRS98
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The only way they way can stop torrents is if they stopped the internet as a whole, and even then, there would still be a way.
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The government needs to focus more on other things like terrorism and the economy, and not worry about search engines...
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#12 MuddVader
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"Below is an longer list of domains that were apparently seized. Most of the sites relate to counterfeit goods."
If you read the site names, it seems to be sites that sell stuff like dvd's jerseys shoes and so on.
I dont think that this is an attack on torrents, and more an attack on the sale of counterfeit goods on the internet maybe.

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#13 chandu83
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Poverty, unemployment, terrorism and other such problems have not been solved. So perhaps it is best to focus on those first.
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#14 ferrari2001
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No, it won't stop it, nothing is going to change. The torrent sites simply need to change their url or location and they are re-open for business