BREIN Shut Down Hundreds Of Torrent Sites That Apparently No One Ever Used
from the if-a-file-sharing-site-that-no-one-uses-closes,-does-it-make-a-sound? dept
TorrentFreak has an article up about an announcement from the rather aggressive Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, insisting that it had shut down nearly 400 different BitTorrent sites in 2009, along with another 200 plus "illegal sites." However, as TorrentFreak notes, no one seems to know what the majority of these sites were. It had cataloged somewhere around two dozen sites that were shutdown, but didn't hear a peep from the users of the other hundreds of sites shut down -- which seems odd, since users of such sites are usually pretty quick to tell TorrentFreak of any shutdowns. So, did BREIN shut down sites that no one uses? Or did those users not tell anyone? Anyone have any answers?