BTJunkie Torrent Search Engine Shuts Down

Posted February 6, 2012 at 4:16pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11502 views

BTJunkie, a popular torrent search engine that featured the largest index of torrents on the web, has shut down.

A message on the site's homepage reads, "This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it's time to move on. It's been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best! "

TorrentFreak notes that BTJunkie has never been involved in any legal action; however, the site became worried following the take down of MegaUpload and legal action taken against other sites.

While BTJunkie did let users search for files that were copyrighted, it also indexed many torrents that were perfectly legal, such as PwnageTool.

The owner of the site hopes there still is a future for torrent sites. "I really do hope so, the war is far from over for sure," he told TorrentFreak.

Read More [via TorrentFreak]


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Josh - February 6, 2012 at 8:33pm
http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-popular-torrent-sites-of-2012-120107/
HairyKojak - February 6, 2012 at 6:44pm
Thank god they were only my 2nd source for shit
Chris - February 6, 2012 at 6:50pm
Whats your first, but junkie was mine :(
Chris - February 6, 2012 at 6:52pm
Damn auto correct that should say btjunkie
Steve job - February 6, 2012 at 5:56pm
Dont worry our team is working on itorrent
Scott - February 6, 2012 at 5:17pm
Well that fuckin sucks...
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