Most SuprNova and BitTorrent fans are well aware of December 19, 2004. On that day SuprNova.org, the largest Torrent listing site voluntarily removed itself from the World Wide Web. SuprNova cited it did not wish to confront the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America.) However, SuprNova’s true intentions were to build anticipation for the release of its controversial client “eXeem.”
When SuprNova took itself offline, many had predicted the certain demise of the BitTorrent network. Likewise, many other large Torrent sites, whether “Torrent listers” or “Trackers”, were forced off line. Favorites such as Youceff Torrents and Phoenix Torrents also were forced off line. Panicked BitTorrent users searched far and wide looking for new Torrent sites. Within a short few weeks, this search ended as dozens of smaller BitTorrent sites have easy filled in the gap left by SuprNova.
While some have criticized Loki Torrent in the past, many have taken value in this Torrent site for its content. Also, instead of folding like a cheap suitcase, it has instead opted to fight the MPAA. So far, this site has risen in excess of $38,000 for its legal campaign against the MPAA. Keep in mind Loki Torrent has raised this amount in less than one month. Loki Torrent currently has 30,000 torrents, a bit less than 10% the amount SuprNova contained in November 2004.
The Pirate Bay.org, a less conspicuously named Torrent site, has also taken a large role in the post-SuprNova era. With over 65,660 torrents, The Pirate Bay currently has about a quarter of the amount of Torrents SuprNova had during the aforementioned date. Both sites have considerably less seeds.
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