BitTorrent Site BTjunkie Shuts Down

Posted by | February 7, 2012

Another casualty in the IP wars, the bittorrent megasite BTjunkie has announced that it’s shutting down. The cited reasons involved a fear of copyright enforcement of the type that hit MegaUpload, that is, a small army descending on the founder’s house, breaking in, and pointing guns at him and his. Perhaps a little excessive for enforcement of a civil suit. BTjunkie was not involved in any legal action when they announced their resignation. TorrentFreak has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    February 7, 2012 6:17 am

    Ever hear the term, “chilling effect?” This is what it means, right here. People afraid to do business, to act, to express themselves, to innovate. The internet is many things, but it should never be a place where people are afraid.

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