posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 09:18 AM
no need to freak folks all torrents with less than 10 users will be converted to .magnet links
this is TPB merely being very proactive they are not giving up without a fight
The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak that the transition to a magnet site is “a step forward in technology,” and one that will make the site
more resistant to being shut down.
Without torrents it takes less bandwidth to host a Pirate Bay proxy site which are used to circumvent ISP blockades in countries like Italy, Ireland,
The Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, the Pirate Bay will become much more portable and thus easier to move around.
How easy it is to carry a copy of a torrent-less Pirate Bay became apparent last week, when a user reduced the entire site to 90 megabytes – small
enough to fit on a tiny thumb drive. The Pirate Bay team likes the idea of a “portable” backup of the site and told TorrentFreak that they are
considering releasing an official version in the future.
It’s quite remarkable to see how The Pirate Bay has transformed in recent years. The site is no longer hosting a tracker, and soon .torrent files
will be entirely replaced by magnet links. Despite these changes the iconic file-sharing site is picking up new users every week.
(visit the link for the full news article)
something went wrong with related thread link so 'ill repost here
VERY IMPORTANT RELATED:
Pirate Bay to Allow Real-Object Downloads. The Real Reason for ...
please read the related thread as it shows that it's not about piracy but preserving the status quo re "business as usual" and maintaining the
economic-debt-slavery-planned obsolescence paradigm
edit on 13-2-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: fixed related thread link added