Torrent Site Mininova to Go Legit

Paul Lilly

The world of BitTorrent has turned all kinds of topsy turvy as of late. First the uber popular PirateBay sinks its tracker and urgers others to do the same, and in an equally surprising move, Mininova says its going completely legit . Can you believe it?

"Today is an important day in the history of Mininova," the site admins wrote in a blog. "From now on, we are limiting to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August."

Mininova's Content Distribution service was actually launched back in 2007, but the commitment to go legit came only after a judge last summer ordered the site to remove all copyright infringing links within the next three month. If it didn't comply, Mininova would have faced up to $7.5 million in fines.

Interestingly, Mininova's commitment could be short lived. The site's admins said they're "still considering an appeal at this moment."

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