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    Torrentspy Down

    Friends of TorrentSpy,

    We have decided on our own, not due to any court order or agreement, to bring the Torrentspy.com search engine to an end and thus we permanently closed down worldwide on March 24, 2008.

    The legal climate in the USA for copyright, privacy of search requests, and links to torrent files in search results is simply too hostile. We spent the last two years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, defending the rights of our users and ourselves.

    Ultimately the Court demanded actions that in our view were inconsistent with our privacy policy, traditional court rules, and International law; therefore, we now feel compelled to provide the ultimate method of privacy protection for our users - permanent shutdown.

    It was a wild ride,

    The TorrentSpy Team

    "Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order [...] and the like." - Justice William O. Douglas
    Torrentspy will be missed
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    If the laws restrict people's right for privacy in the internet then literally F**K the law.

    Some 1337 RIAA idiots just closed down a good site.
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    Let's all switch to /* removed */
    They laugh the RIAA in the face.
    Last edited by laserlight; 03-31-2008 at 08:18 AM.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Let's all switch to /* removed */
    They laugh the RIAA in the face.
    They are awesome!
    Last edited by laserlight; 03-31-2008 at 08:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
    They are awesome!
    Indeed. I like the articles and published letters at /* removed */.
    Last edited by laserlight; 03-31-2008 at 08:18 AM.
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    No matter what that announcement has hypocrisy written all over it. That and the fact I sincerely doubt "thousands of hundreds of dollars were spent defending the rights of their users and themselves".

    We have to face the simple fact torrent search engines are wreaking havoc on copyrighted material. They do this openly and without any qualms. Speaking of /* removed */, just take a look at the homepage, starting with the window title and finishing on their blog.

    If they allowed themselves to get caught in court, tough luck. They can whine all they want.
    Last edited by laserlight; 03-31-2008 at 08:18 AM.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I really have trouble understanding the whole culture for this sort of thing. I mean, I will admit that I've taken things, but to this day, if I liked it I purchased it. You can find so much media cheap on the internet these days. If you have to look at it like paying a fine to keep lawyers away, then so be it, but only if you have to.

    I am completely aware that the RIAA and the MPAA are loony, exceedinly wealthy bureaucracies that care for nothing more than the make-a-buck bull........ and paying their armies of legal teams. Personally, I find that through acquiring anything I want "used" on Amazon is worth it because it redistributes goods: for a modest price, somebody gets rid of what they don't want in lieu of creating additional e-waste.
    Last edited by whiteflags; 03-30-2008 at 06:37 PM.

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    Always a pleasure seeing someone raising awareness. Other than that, I also tend to use this. You'd be surprised what we miss.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    the simple fact torrent search engines are wreaking havoc on copyrighted material.
    Do you have a source to go with that? Not this one perhaps? fyi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heras View Post
    Do you have a source to go with that? Not this one perhaps? fyi.
    Puzzled. What do I care if the studios had, are, or will have, record earnings? You speak of movies, I speak of copyrighted material in general which also includes content from the music, books and software industries.

    You speak of money, I speak of copyrighted material. See the difference? Or do I also need to link to a dictionary for you?
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Torrents are a way of sharing files. The use of torrents is almost as general as the for the whole internet. Linux and some other open-source is shared through torrents. Many self-made pictures are shared through torrents. Many self-made videos are shared through torrents. Many freeware, free e-books and other stuff is shared there. Nowadays some artists even officially release their albums through torrents.

    Saying that torrents are only for pirated software is almost the same as saying internet was invented to share stuff illegally.

    Broaden your minds.

    Also, PRIVACY is the most important thing about internet. I condemn all governments or organizations trying to violate this.
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    I agree 100&#37;. I have found torrents to be useful myself. But this is not what RIAA thinks. They believe it's all 100% illegal and tries to force all networks down, which is just sad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    I agree 100%. I have found torrents to be useful myself. But this is not what RIAA thinks. They believe it's all 100% illegal and tries to force all networks down, which is just sad.
    Why don't they just close the internet? All problems would be solved...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    Saying that torrents are only for pirated software is almost the same as saying internet was invented to share stuff illegally.

    Broaden your minds.
    Let's not bring a discussion where there never was one. I never said that.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Let's not bring a discussion where there never was one. I never said that.
    I just wanted to clear that out that torrents have nothing directly to do with piracy.
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