MPAA Takes Over Popular BitTorrent Site

LokiTorrent Home Page Replaced By Warning To Visitors, a popular BitTorrent Web site, has been officially shut down. The main page of the site has been replaced by a warning from the Motion Picture Association of America. “You can click, but you can’t hide. This website has been permanently shut down by court order because it facilitates the illegal downloading of copyrighted motion pictures. The illegal downloading of motion pictures robs thousands of honest, hard-working people of their livelihood, and stifles creativity. Illegally downloading movies from sites such as these without proper authorization violates the law, is theft, and is not anonymous. Stealing movies leaves a trail. The only way not to get caught is to stop.”

LokiTorrent had been asking donations from users for the past several months as it attempted to fight a lawsuit filed by the MPAA. The owner of the site had also recently put the domain up for sale, claiming 680,000 registered members.
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