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Thread: Biggest Finnish BitTorrent site busted

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    Finnish authorities have today seized the computers of the administrators of Finnish site Finreactor which was one of the largest sites in Finland listing links to copyrighted materials in BitTorrent network.

    According to sources, National Bureau of Investigation (Keskusrikospoliisi) raided the admins' homes today and seized all the computer equipment and storage media for further investigation, but released the suspects shortly after the raid. The site itself has been down since early hours of today. Site had over 37,000 registered members and had links to more than 6,000 pirated releases on BitTorrent network. Additionally, the forums of the site boasted a large number of links to releases in other P2P networks, most notably in eDonkey network.

    Apparently the NBI acted after it received a request from Finnish copyright associations, including the BSA and Teosto (the Finnish equivalent of RIAA).

    Source: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/5878.cfm

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    Read this on Slyck yesterday. It seems they're going after everyone at the moment...


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    Geez. Who's next on their list.


    It is time...

    ...for the end to be stopped.

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    never expected they would do this in Finland...

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    Hanz™'s Avatar making the world go BT Rep: +3
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    They'll do it everywhere..
    Just you wait.
    It is only going to get worse.

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    i thought the linking to files was legal as long as you didn't host them??

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    Fasttracker's still up and alive


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    Aaaah fuck we're dooooomed


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    which website was this?

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