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U.S. Government Seizes and Shutters Torrent-Finder.com

Discussion in 'P2P and other download sites' started by ungovernable, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    Torrent-Finder.com is down today; the site was apparently seized by government agencies for reasons unknown. In all likelihood, the site was taken down due to intellectual property concerns including copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit goods.

    The agencies named in the notice include the Department of Justice, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of Homeland Security Investigations.

    While torrenting in general is one of the seedier parts of the underbelly of the Internet (Internet), Torrent-Finder itself did not host or link to any torrents. Instead, it simply acted as a sort of torrent search engine, returning iframes with other sites that do contain torrent links.

    If you’d like to see how the site works for yourself, you can check out Torrent-Finder.info, which hasn’t apparently popped up on the government’s radar yet.

    This technicality was apparently not enough to keep the hounds at bay, however. Currently, the site’s homepage looks like this:

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  2. disfuck

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    how long before we cant download any music at all , maybey the will some how lockdown every damn webite and that picture will pop up
     
  3. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    there's too many, they can't get them all, and it's very easy to restore a website that has been taken down, just get a new domain name and move to a new server.... Anyway, even if they could close all illegal websites, people would just get back to peer2peer
     
  4. ama-gi

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    From my experience sites that have been taken over/down by the USFG just 404. The law allows the feds to seize and log the site, not add anything to it. If a restaurant used as a money laundering site is seized by the FBI they don't stick a sign on it. They use it as a honey pot.
     
  5. ungovernable

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    Maybe it's just a fake and they want to get free publicity....

    Most of articles report that administrators of the website didn't receive letters, and when they contacted GoDaddy they didn't know what happenned, they just realized that the DNS are changed

     
  6. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    yeah definatly looks like a fake...

    http://whois.domaintools.com/Torrent-Finder.com

    Nameservers of the domain are DOMAINCONTROL.COM

    DOMAINCONTROL.COM is owned by GoDaddy, so basically the domain is managed AND hosted by GoDaddy.com, so it's the domain owner that set up that page... if the domain was seized by the government the nameservers wouldn't be GoDaddy....
     
  7. ama-gi

    ama-giActive Member Forum Member


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    Definitely a fake check out partyvan.info ***BEHIND 7 PROXXIES!!!**** it just 404s, it was taken over by the FBI a few days ago
     
  8. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    and what was partyvan.info ?
     
  9. Malignance_is_bliss

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    http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Insurgency_Wiki

     
  10. Malignance_is_bliss

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    I noticed Piratebay was down for a while last night. I didn't get a chance to check this morning, but has anyone else had a problem like that? I'm not sure if it was just my connection.
     
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