If you’re like me, you probably share or download files from “certain places” using some kind of torrent search engine. It seems those days may be coming to an end.
BTJunkie, a popular BitTorrent search engine, has voluntarily shut down with a goodbye message:
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!
It seems that the legal actions against MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay have persuaded BTJunkie’s founder to wave the white flag. But he’s not the only one as QuickSilverScreen has closed, FileSonic and FileServe have disabled sharing functionality, and Uploaded.to has suspended services in the United States..
I’m sure this isn’t the last you’ll hear of the war against storage and sharing services, as I’m sure there will be alternatives popping up all over the place.