Oh hai – if anybody is still reading, we’re still here. So our plans to update the blog at least once every two days went to hell :p. It’s almost been two months since we last posted an article here. That happens sometimes. But we’re still here. A lot of important shit went down in the last couple of weeks including the introduction and shelving of SOPA, the shutdown of Megaupload, the arrest and conviction of NinjaVideo admins, Grooveshark getting sued by top 4 music labels, etc etc. Despite the numerous barriers (legal challenges and otherwise) the community seems to come across, file sharing still continues to thrive. With so much action going on we felt it was time for us to update the blog again, After all, new sites that make file sharing possible still get launched almost on a daily basis & the ones that are existing occasionally still open registrations. And it’s our job to report on them. We’ll try our best to keep this blog updated as much as we can. Till the next articles here are some quick updates on the downtime of some of the popular private BitTorrent trackers.
- HDBits.org – Site has been down for three days. Official word is they are under a DDOS attack. ETA unknown.
- BitMeTV.org – The popular TV tracker is moving servers. Quoted from public IRC channel “Site is moving - new data centre location, server, DNS changes, rebuilding site then testing it - it all takes time - NO ETA | Back when it's back”.
- BitMe.Org – BitMeTV’s sister site and they too are moving servers. From the IRC “Bitme.org will be down roughly a week while we move the server.There is no firm ETA. Thank you for your patience. It has nothing to do with SOPA.”
- Blackcats-Games – Site is moving servers and has been down for more than a week. However, they are expected to be back up within a couple of days. For updates follow https://twitter.com/#!/blackcats_games on Twitter.