Giant Torrent Index BTJunkie Shuts Down

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The giant Torrent indexing search engine BTjunkie has shut down, scared shitless because of the Megaupload bust, no doubt. Unlike some file sharing services, they are shutting down for good, not just for the United States:

This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it's time to move on. It's been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best!


The curious thing is that BTjunkie doesn't store any file. It's just an index of torrent files that point to files that are stored elsewhere. So, in theory, they would pretty safe. But that's the theory. At this point, it seems that nobody is safe from getting their door busted by special forces. [TorrentFreak]



Well wasn't Pirate Bay just an index too, yet they are going to jail for a year?