British authorities shut the web's biggest Torrent search, Torrentz.EU

Following a series of warning letters, British authorities have suspended the domain for Torrentz.EU, the largest torrent search on the web.

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Published Tue, May 27 2014 1:16 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Copyright holders and the City of London police have been working hand in hand to bring down Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search platform on the internet.

British authorities shut the web's biggest Torrent search, Torrentz.EU | TweakTown.com

A special request from Britain's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit saw the domain name being suspended as part of wider efforts to put the brakes on access to copyrighted material. The move follows warning letters and previous campaigns to suspend domain names of sites allegedly affiliated with torrent hosting.

The operator of Torrentz told TorrentFreak that although the domain name has been suspended by the registrar following a British police request, it is still registered to Torrentz and the team hopes to move the site elsewhere.

While cooperation between copyright holders and authorities is not particularly unusual, Torrentz is by far one of the largest targets of late - receiving millions of visitors every day.

NEWS SOURCE:torrentfreak.com

Tamlin Magee is based in London. His name can be found around the web and in print, and he's mostly interested in the ways the rapid rate of technological development is affecting us and our surroundings.

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