Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Loki Torrent goes nuclear

Loki Torrent was one of the most popular bittorrent sites on the net. It had decided to fight and they were raising money from users to pay for their legal defense; apparently they had made about $40,000 US dollars from this, and leaves one to wonder how is it that people who will not pay for a CD will pay for legal fees of a P2P site. Anyway, it was quite evident that services like Loki would disappear eventually based on the fact that they were central services where links to the infringing material were kept, even if the infringing material was distributed in computers all around the world.

What is novel about this case is that Loki decided not to fight, gave up and allowed the MPAA access to their user logs and files, which means that the MPAA is threatening to sue the users by applying well-used RIAA tactics. Moral of the story? Don't use central services, use P2P services like eXeem that have built-in torrent capabilities. Others that do that are Morpheus and eDonkey.


Anonymous said...

do your homework

mpaa and riaa can't do anything, those 'links' you speak of are to torrent files that don't contain ay copy written materials, they are simply hash files that allow you to download parts of files from other users.

and stop advertising crappy spyware p2p server douchebag

Andres Guadamuz said...

The problem with the global village is all the global village idiots.