The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The torrent sites went 2012

Yesterday, went offline saying that they shall be conducting a regualr maintenance. When the site went back online, it appears that the massive list of torrents were trimmed down big time. The number of seeders, which before counts up to five digit (and we are not here of porn torrent), decreased drastically. A link at the top page of mentioned something about limiting its services to just content distribution services.

What a sad day it has been. The web won't be the same way again without the good old mininova. Truly, mininova has been one of the safest and most reliable torrent sites around.

P2P and torrent is here to stay. While I agree that copyrights for movies, audio and books must be maintained, it doesn't hurt big time if major production outfits would released perhaps a "community version" ala Creative Commons in the open source world. It's good that open source products like Ubuntu have remained but only 1 Python E-book in mininova? That's crazy., on the other hand, is battling it out on the court about the publication of copyrighted torrent. May they survive the latest challenge to the P2P world.