Suprnova is no more!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by munkle, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. munkle macrumors 68030

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    As posted on suprnova.org

    As the most famous source for torrents I guess they were always going to be made the scapegoat. Looks like the MPAA are getting stuck in!
     
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  3. munkle thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think they're a fair few of those around already...or so I've heard! ;) :p
     
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  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    Someone get hotwire on it, it will officially be his new business venture.

    I've been using 123torrents.com more anyways, you guys should check it out.

    jon
     
  7. thedoc1111 macrumors regular

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    not just suprnova

    some actual trackers are down

    Definitely Down
    TorrentBits
    Youceff
    Phoenix Torrents

    + Lokitorrent is slow responding & Torrent Box's HTTP front end is down (though the tracker seems fine)

    Not a good day for P2Pers
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    Threats and lawsuits possibly?

    jon
     
  9. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I've also heard that suprnova went down because of financial problems.
     
  10. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    darn... what are some other torrent sources... not that I would ever download anything illigall. but... :rolleyes: ;)
     
  11. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    just another casualty in file sharing history

    pirates will just have to adapt to another site/method
     
  12. sockeatingdryer macrumors regular

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    Man that sucks! Where else am I gonna get my MOS stuff now? That's the only thing I download.
     
  13. hob macrumors 68020

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    MOS? Seriously, SuprNova was big but there are many alternatives - not just in the same place. I mainly get TV Shows, PM me if you need a link

    Hob
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So it sounds as though its not 100% gone. Which means that it could always return to its former glory. Maybe they are trying to judge actual interest.
     
  15. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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    Why not host a torrent site in Germany or some country that isn't has tight on piracy. Plus I heard that the movie companies are the people going after them and Germany (or what ever county) will not cave into the American film industry. :confused:
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yep, lawsuits file on Dec 14th against server operators.

    Hollywood Sues Computer Server Operators

    Probably took them a few days to get the ISPs to take them offline.
     
  17. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    suprnova was getting ~1.5million hits/day. I dunno about everybody else, but I think that might say a little bit about actual interest.
     
  18. munkle thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow, didn't realise they were getting that many hits! There are a lot of other sites around, which were hosting pretty much exactly the same torrents as Suprnova - I wonder how those are going to be affected?
     
  19. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    The future of P2P...

    How about China?

    Anyways... I wonder about the future of P2P... maybe people will have to resort to running servers offshore in international waters? Or... servers on Satellites in orbit? I wonder if Earth laws have any jurisdiction in space? If they do... then it would be hell difficult to police. :D

    I don't think that the P2P problem will go away. Maybe the industry should be looking at why people share "stuff".

    Anyway I'm proud to own all the software on my Palm T2. (it's all affordably priced, and you get to use it straight away). Sad to see suprnova go, but it was bound to happen. :)
     
  20. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    It would be pretty hard to replace a burnt-out hard drive in space, don't you think?
     
  21. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    Probably use Solid State by then? =]
     
  22. hob macrumors 68020

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    I've been racking my brains for about 10 minutes and can't think where I read it but I was searching for info about XBOX modding and saw the front page story on one of these sites and this guy said his friend in france had had his server raided by the police and was pretty shook up and had taken his server offline - I think it was a pretty big one. But the day after SN is down... Why don't they just roll over and give up? There's always gonna be pirates, there's always gonna be people who don't wanna pay.

    In my case - I'll pay for what I can afford - I have bought many more dvd's than I've downloaded films - I just can't afford absolutely everything I want - being a student and all...

    It just gets me down when most of what I do is download TV shows... The TV companies have NO EXCUSE to come after me - it's like taping something off the telly...

    Trying NOT to incriminate myself here, but thought I'd put my view across!

    Hob
     

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