NZBMatrix shuts down, alt.binaries.whatwillwedonow

NZBMatrix shuts down, receives a "very large takedown request"

@anthony256
Published Sun, Dec 9 2012 9:35 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

For those who would be interested in this news, or know about NZBMatrix itself, I'm sure you've already found out - but for those who don't know, NZBMatrix has been shut down.

NZBMatrix shuts down, alt.binaries.whatwillwedonow | TweakTown.com

The site were slapped with a "very large takedown request" from a company called Wiggin LLC who represent some of the industries biggest companies: Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited ("FACT"), Paramount Home Entertainment International Limited; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Limited; The Walt Disney Company Limited; Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Limited; Universal Pictures (UK) Limited; Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Limited.

This will pain hundreds of thousands if not more all around the world, Sickbeard users, SABnzbd users, NAS users and oh-so-many more. With Newbin being taken down recently, reappearing and disappearing again, it's not good for Usenet users.

Here's the full message from NZBMatrix:

The End...

It is with our regret to announce that NZBMATRIX has closed.

We have had to make this decision due to a very large takedown request from a company called Wiggin LLC. These represent the following: Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited ("FACT"), Paramount Home Entertainment International Limited; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Limited; The Walt Disney Company Limited; Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Limited; Universal Pictures (UK) Limited; Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Limited.

As everyone is aware we are DMCA/Takedown notice compliant, and always have been.

Once this notice is completed we are left with an impossible task of policing our indexing bots. Even then it won't stop there, there will be follow-up notices etc.

Coupled with this is problems with payment providers, we have been through pretty much everyone out there, in the end they all pull out.

There are massive server/bandwidth costs to pay, with the payments in-stability this is a very hard task.

NZBMATRIX has never been the subject of any legal issues or threats.

Also the Usenet Indexing scene is going through some changes, with content being removed from pretty much every provider its making the existence of an indexer irrelevant if the content does not even exists anymore.

So it's time for us to bow out...

NEWS SOURCE:nzbmatrix.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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