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Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspended 226

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the searching-is-now-a-crime dept.
First time accepted submitter S37Rigor Mortis (1601271) writes "Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, has had its domain name suspended following a request from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. The site continues to operate under two alternative domains, and is hoping to move the .eu domain to a new registrar." Update: 05/27 12:53 GMT by T : That was quick; the site is back, "after the owners pointed out that its suspension was illegal."
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Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspended

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  • by Pieroxy (222434) on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @04:24AM (#47097907) Homepage

    ...does City of London police have any jurisdiction outside City of London? Registrar should not have caved in.

    I should like to point out that I, a registered voter and taxpayer, have never been asked whether I want my taxes spent on something so monumentally stupid as a Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. And I suspect that its creation was an idea planted, bought, and paid for by You-Know-Who.

    Voldemort? Already?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @05:05AM (#47098001)

    Really? So all torrentz.eu has to do is a dual search engine ("search for torrents or cat pictures!") and force users to do one cat picture search before they can do a torrent search. This way only 49% of searches are illegal and the service won't be shut down.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @06:04AM (#47098181)

    Thank you for reporting this problem. Our engineers our still working out some implementation details. This should be fixed shortly.

    -- BT Infinity

It's a naive, domestic operating system without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

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