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Windows 7: Torrent search engine Mininova earning €1 million a yea

15 Apr 2009   #1
Mark

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Torrent search engine Mininova earning €1 million a yea

Torrent search engine Mininova earning €1 million a year
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Pirate Bay admins have always claimed they never made much from the site, but Dutch records reveal that another massive BitTorrent search engine made more than €1 million in 2007. Are BitTorrent search engines profiting from piracy? Mininova's founder says no.


By Nate Anderson | Last updated March 11, 2009 8:15 PM CT

One of the key issues in the recent Pirate Bay trial was the prosecutor's contention that the lads behind the site were raking in something like 10 million kronor (one million dollars) a year. This led defendant Gottfried Svartholm Warg to complain during a court recess: "It's totally absurd, those numbers are totally disconnected from reality." And, for good measure, he took a shot at the prosecutor. "The old *******'s crazy," he said.


Whatever the truth of The Pirate Bay's profits, BitTorrent search engines can rake in quite a bit of cash. Mininova, for instance, earned €600,000 in revenue back in 2006, upping this to a whopping €1,000,000 in 2007. Is it profiting from piracy?

Torrent search engine Mininova earning €1 million a year - Ars Technica
Don't know the reason for it and maybe it's just me, but it seems if you do a search for Windows 7, it comes back with no relevant results any more, seems they are being forced to clean up their act. Pirate Bay on the other hand still remains defiant.


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15 Apr 2009   #2
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Very interesting.
We have a bit of catching up to do yet!
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16 Apr 2009   #3
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Is it profiting from piracy? - NO, its profiting from pirates clicking adverts, buying t-shirts, etc etc...
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16 Apr 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Piracy may be outlawed and i'm sure buying t-shirts through clicking links will follow suit soon LOL. They really have no clue do they
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16 Apr 2009   #5
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

They are not profiting from piracy imo. Like the lads here say it's about selling t-shirts etc etc. The industries have only got themselves to blame for this because they refuse to update their business model with technology. They would prefer to keep it as a physical source like the cd/dvd so they can keep the monopoly they have on it. I dont agree for one second that they are profiting from the bulletins they have on their boards. Do they sell copies of vista? Do they sell copies of gta iv? Maybe mirrors edge? I cant have any sympathy with these gangster like organisations that screw us for all it's worth.
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16 Apr 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

How are they arening so much by providing a free service?
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16 Apr 2009   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
How are they arening so much by providing a free service?

Have you ever heard of GOOGLE.

(I don't mean by that remark for you to do a lookup BTW).

GOOGLE is one of the wealthiest corporations in the known (and probably unknown) universe and we certainly aren't charged to use its services.

It makes money on "per click" on sites visited by the searcher (or user).

In any case what's the difference in searching say Windows 7 download on Google or on Mininova or the Pirate Bay or even "The Yellow Pages".

If you prosecute The Pirate Bay you might just as well prosecute Google -- you can search for ANYTHING on google legal or otherwise if you phrase your question sufficiently intelligently.

This is all just a Lawyers fest and you know what I generally think of that totally (or at least 99%) scumbag profession.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Apr 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

There's information about this on rlslog.net.....

The owner of the ISOHunt search engine website (used specifically to find Bittorents submitted by users) is fighting the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) in court against claims that his site pirates music. The company’s president, Gary Fung, wants Canada’s Supreme Court to rule on the legality of search engines being used to identify material which may ultimately be used illegally to determine if they, too, are culpable

Full story here

Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » ISOHunt search site lawsuit could make Google, Yahoo, others illegal
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16 Apr 2009   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
There's information about this on rlslog.net.....

The owner of the ISOHunt search engine website (used specifically to find Bittorents submitted by users) is fighting the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) in court against claims that his site pirates music. The company’s president, Gary Fung, wants Canada’s Supreme Court to rule on the legality of search engines being used to identify material which may ultimately be used illegally to determine if they, too, are culpable

Full story here

Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » ISOHunt search site lawsuit could make Google, Yahoo, others illegal

Hi there

So I'm likely to get prosecuted for "Terrorism" or some other trumped up charge if I search Google on information about Nuclear Physics / Atomic Bombs etc -- stuff which is in the public domain anyway.

I thought the legal system was to punish the guilty -- when did it change to deciding you were guilty of a crime by just searching for info.

Lawyers again -- maybe its time to call in the "Albanian Fixers" to sort this stuff out and leave everybody well alone.

There's NO CHANCE now - Zilch or whatever of stopping P2P stuff. You might as well try stopping the Earth from rotating in its axis.

OK close the pirate bay down it'll re-emerge under a different guise somewhere else. In any case even fom an environmental point of view downloading is much "Greener" than smelly polluting factories making physical DVD's / CD's with some really nasty chemical processes.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Apr 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

i nearly had the police on my door last time i search "Blue screen of death"

Never again! LOL

NOTE: Where I used to work, 'BOMB' was one of the screens we used
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