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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
By: Tamlin Magee | Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 27, 2014 6:16 pm

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




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.


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