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Offline Rock001

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Stealthed from Hollywood, Usenet Indexer Begins Life in the Deep Web

Quote from:  Torrent Freak
During the past year or so Hollywood has taken a renewed interest in sites that index the content of the worldwide Usenet system. As a result new sites are now quickly on the radars of the MPAA and therefore potential litigation targets. However, what the studios can’t find, they can’t kill, which makes the emergence of Tor-based operations of particular interest. The admin of one such site currently under development agreed to speak with TorrentFreak about his motivations.

For various reasons 2012 was not a good year for Usenet indexing services. First, pressure on payment processors such as PayPal, Mastercard and Visa became evident when the infamous Newzbin2 site shut itself down due to financial difficulties. Shortly after another giant bit the dust.

NZBMatrix was a very popular site in the newsgroup community and for many was the go-to place for NZB files linking to the latest content. In December 2012 the site was forced to close due to increased pressure from Hollywood studios who were sending more takedown notices than the site could handle.

Over the past year several sites have popped up to try to bridge the gap but while of decent quality, most are inherently prone to the same sort of attacks. If a site’s servers can be located then there is always a risk of litigation (or the threat of it at least) later down the line.

However, this week TorrentFreak has been speaking with Tyrion, the administrator of a fairly new Newznab-based site, who hopes to avoid some of the external pitfalls of running a Usenet indexer.

Read the rest of the article HERE and  another article on the Subject HERE
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