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The infamous Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has now gotten the web host LeaseWeb to take down several more torrent trackers, and this time the names are very recognizable.

The ISP has said it is determined to fight BREIN in court but for now they have no other option than to take the sites down when they are ordered to do so.

Working off their successful court case against LeaseWeb in an Amsterdam court where the ISP was forced to shut down everlasting.nu and hand over the owner's personal details, BREIN seems intent on taking down every torrent site hosted by Leaseweb.

In an email written by Leasweb to one of the sites, the host says this, “In a recent case at the Amsterdam District Court, LeaseWeb was ordered to take down such sites. Although LeaseWeb has filed an appeal and will keep fighting for its client’s rights up to the highest court, LeaseWeb regrettably has no choice but to obey the court order and take down sites that list (bittorrent/edonkey) files.”

For those interested in what sites are hosted by LeaseWeb, here is a list, with some very noticeable names. btjunkie.org, seedpeer.com, torrentleech.org, mybittorrent.com, btmon.com, sumotorrent.com, what.CD, waffles.fm, hdbits.org, bitenova.nl, torrentportal.com, monova.org, not to mention dozens more smaller sites.

For now however, not all of these sites have received the shutdown notices from Leaseweb. It seems the BREIN is more intent on taking down sites that run a torrent tracker, in the same way that the recently taken down Demonoid did, first.

The web host had this to say to all those sites whcih hae already recieved an email. “LeaseWeb has filed an appeal and will keep fighting for its client’s privacy and right of freedom of expression up to the highest court.”

To be honest, this is a tragic day, what will I do without my beloved torrentleech?
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#2
i assume the "mononova.org" is supposed to be mininova...that was my favorite one too

ah well...piratebay is still going strong
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#3
I heard something about the MPAA and RIAA going after isohunt but I highly doubt Linux will let them get away with it since isohunt is the main source for torrents of linux, ubuntu, gentoo, kubuntoo, etc
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#6
I'm still praying for Demonoid's return.
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mininova's down!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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mininova's down!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Nah it's still up, it's just the servers are always under constant strain you need to refresh the page quite a few times in order to get it to work.
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i assume the "mononova.org" is supposed to be mininova...that was my favorite one too

ah well...piratebay is still going strong


No no, monova is a different site entirely
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#12
speaking of downloading music for free.. >_>

I love the bands doing most of the complaining are the ones alreeady making millions of dollars, and are mainstream.
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