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"Sceners" Threaten to Destroy BitTorrent "One Step at a Time"

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posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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"Sceners" Threaten to Destroy BitTorrent "One Step at a Time"


www.rlslog.net

At the end of last year Torrentfreak reported on the unfortunate fate of Ersan, the administrator of SuperTorrents. He suffered multiple security breaches which revealed his identity along with the loss of $2000 in donations. Scene notices (text files carrying news/other info) carried lots of the gory details, with one ending in a threat: “cellkill is next”.

It seems that “cellkill” - the administrator of Feedthe.net (aka FTN) has become the group’s latest victim, exactly as promised.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
toptorrents.org
www.rlslog.net




posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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The grim reality becomes clear as detail after detail of this admin’s personal life is revealed. His real name, date of birth, place of residence, personal email addresses, home ISP and IP address, places of education, friends, family - it’s quite a grim read. The claim that CELLKiLL is currently studying ‘Computer Security’ must pile on the embarrassment in spades. Family and friends who have also had their identities revealed can’t be too pleased that their FaceBook profiles are now public information.


I actually think this is a good thing for a few reasons.

First, it puts the p2p and torrent kids back into place, since they are seriously making the entire scene way too hot, but it also goes to re-establish the credibility of the REAL scene groups, and not the people that regurgitate files on the internet, claiming them as their own and profiting from them.

The #1 rule of just about every single group in the scene, is that no profit should ever come of pirated material. Better believe if you are high-profile (like running a huge torrent site), and stealing scene releases... someone is out there waiting to catch you with your pants down


www.rlslog.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 05:59 PM
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Long live torrents, and illegal downloading



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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They can easily kill off bit torrent because the only thing they need is to threaten the ISP that hosts the bittorrent site. However, decentralized networks are more difficult to kill. Also, when bittorrent disappears, a new network will rise in its place.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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Sounds like a p2p war over money and ripped files. I know the US scared off torrent spy from allowing IPs from the states gaining access into there servers.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 06:54 PM
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Hmm....this is interesting.....sparking another war on this delicate issue.

Industries: Pay us for what your downloading!

The People: You corporate * have the prices too high for something so little!

Industries: Its about the economy!

The People: What about us?

Industries: We got our own lives to worry about.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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jarheadjock....tiny bit of hyperbole in that. People who download on P2P, you know the regulars and whatnot. In just a years time, its not really a case of "What about us" as they would have saved themselves a fairly large amount of cash.



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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Yeah, i know what you mean. Its just a large side of these arguments in these cases are about how the corporate industries have been jacking up prices on alot of things that we enjoy, and for the most part the prices have had undesirable effects; essentially haveing people move away from CDs and go to the Digital format, MP3s, which can be easily accesible on any computer.

With the advent of P2P, people have found easier ways to get what they want, all for free; the best price of all. But unbeknownst to those who still download, we have an economy to worry about. I guess this is what makes the companies all mad.

Still, its a hard decision to decide on fairly IMO.



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