Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
One of the questions buzzing around the internet is, “Will the Pirate Bay really stop serving torrents?!”… Not exactly. In a month The Pirate Bay will no longer offer downloads of .torrent files. Instead, the largest torrent site on the Internet will only provide so-called magnet links to its visitors. The first step in this direction was made today [1/13/11] with The Pirate Bay replacing the current default torrent download links with magnets.
TorrentFreak had this to say in an article:
After half a decade of loyal service, The Pirate Bay shut down its trackerin November 2009.
The Pirate Bay argued that BitTorrent trackers have been made redundant by technologies such asDHT and PEX. In addition, The Pirate Bay team said that they might move away from torrents entirely and switch to offering magnet links instead.
“We’re talking to the other torrent admins on doing magnet links and DHT and PEX for all sites. Moving away from torrents and trackers totally – like pick a date and all agree ‘from this date, we’ll not support torrents anymore’,” a Pirate Bay insider told TorrentFreak at the time.
Now, two years later, that date is coming soon.
Today, The Pirate Bay made the first step towards this new future by making magnets the default download links instead of torrents. TorrentFreak was further informed that in “a month or so” the largest torrent site on the Internet will stop serving torrent files indefinitely.
To read the original article from TorrentFreak Click Here!