Another BitTorrent site goes bye-bye


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Bhav

Lokitorrent goes offline

Lokitorrent, an extremely popular BitTorrent website, now has an MPAA message as its homepage.

The site recently gathered over $40,000 as funds for fighting the court case that was brought upon them by the MPAA. They vowed to fight for the BitTorrent community. However, the site has been up and down over the last few days, and now the site reads the following:

"This website has been permanently shut down by court order because it facilitates the illegal downloading of copyrighted motion pictures. The illegal downloading of motion pictures robs thousands of honest, hard-working people of their livelihood, and stifles creativity. Illegally downloading movies from sites such as these without proper authorization violates the law, is theft, and is not anonymous. Stealing movies leaves a trail. The only way not to get caught is to stop."

What's interesting, though, is that the page is highly unprofessional. The page header reads "MPAA NOTICE", and the page itself contains a somewhat satirical 'I' rating - to represent downloading being 'Illegal' for everyone. The image is also rather ridiculous, with bold text saying: "You can click But you can't hide" - unusual, and stupid.

Personally I believe this is a complete mockup. The Nikush.com Team, including myself, and many others across the BitTorrent community knew right from the start that this was a hopeless battle. All credit to them for trying...oh wait, did they even try? What happened to the $30,000 they got for the 'first' month? There were no updates on the courtcase whatsoever. It seems as if Lowkee (alias of the Lokitorrent administrator) and sold the entire BitTorrent community out, and done a runner with many peoples' hard earning money.

First Sloncek, now Lowkee. This is a disgrace...

Source

Lokitorrent

UPDATE

The pornography version of Lokitorrent has a completely different message. It states that MySQL backups are being done, and it will return soon. This is unusual, as although they may not be breaking the law with the torrents that are hosted there, it was still a major asset to the main site. Once again, the message may just be an excuse, to prevent having to give away information about Lokitorrent.

UPDATE #2

According to oddcrap from the Neowin.net Forums, after having spoken to Lowkee himself, the site has been taken down by a request from the judge at the trial. The images being hosted on the Lokitorrent server add to the fact that the site hasn't actually been taken over by the MPAA. So basically, they are still bull****ting us, but maybe not as we thought. Or maybe...
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MateoGWJ

Not really a surprise, they will get to all of them sooner or later. I'm waiting for PirateBay to get threatened to be really worried. :D

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Dark Reaper

If he did run off with that 30k, you can bet he will appear on milk cartons.

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theyarecomingforyou

They should just remove the movies and put it back up... the MPAA can't stop people downloading pirated music or games... lol.

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DoNuTs

I still miss SuprNova

They kick my while i'm down :cry:

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OrangeSoul

When suprnova died and lokitorrent was threatened. a little time in the middle a new thing was born, the name was mininova

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Rob2687

I can't believe people donated in the first place :pinch:

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stezo2k

not already, damn

oh well, kind of expected it earlier

nevermind

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+forster

Loki was wasting it's time, they should have just shut down and kept some self respect :/

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MateoGWJ
When suprnova died and lokitorrent was threatened. a little time in the middle a new thing was born, the name was mininova

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Mininova is pretty nice..... :D

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+M2Ys4U

nooooo!!!

:(

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matt95110

Maybe that explains why the tracker on the torrent I was downloading went down :laugh:

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sin-ergy

damn. there goes torrenstop too!

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TheLegendOfMart

Torrentstop was just another frontend for Lokitorrent for those that didnt want a portal just torrent lists.

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Valiant

It was so obvious that the donation money was just a clever trick by lowkee to get a load of free money.

I can't believe some people fell for it and actually donated.

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pmh

i think you guys are missing osme of this. It looks like the looki didn't really get shutdown, he took donations and ran...

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Dark Warhawk

lord, who cares. it will share the same fate

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Storm

Damn! Was on it earlier today too :(

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essential+

I knew right from the beggining that the guy wanted money coz he knew that Lokitorrent was goin bye bye. So he wanted to gather as many bucks as possible for his retreat.

He's such a ****ing ###### ! I'm glad I never donated :angry:

Sorry for those whop donated :( Damn I hate thieves :angry:

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Hekx

They could have at least made the image backgrounds transparent.. with a teal blue windows background I see large white block backing on each of the site images. :p

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oddcrap

From what I heard from loki he said he's going to court to fight against them. He claims it will be back online soon, if they win the trial.

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[idkfa]

remembers me when isonews.com domain was taken: at firs everybody thought it was a fake, too, as the page was comparable unprofessional.

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theyarecomingforyou

Wow... the site gets shut down and people immediately start accusing the guy of stealing the money. Well, that might indeed turn out to be the case, BUT it is too soon to tell and you are all talking out your behinds - no-one knows yet.

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