The month of December 2004 was an ill-fated month for BitTorrent. First, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) began a worldwide campaign to eradicate BitTorrent and eDonke2000 indexing and listing sites. On the surface, the effort seemed successful as Youceff Torrent (BitTorrent), ShareConnector (ED2K) and many others were forced off line.
The second blow came on December 19, 2004, when Sloncek announced that SuprNova.org would discontinue its existence as a BitTorrent listing site. Many feared this would spell the end of BitTorrent and the exchange of large files. The MPAA’s plan is and was to eliminate or seriously damage the trading of movie files over the BitTorrent network.
After the initial success of placing fear into BitTorrent tracker operators and forcing several sites offline, the mainstream media heralded these events as a great victory for the MPAA and impending doom for file-sharing.
However, after a month and half since the fall of SuprNova.org and the MPAA’s anti-piracy campaign, the BitTorrent network not only remains fully intact, it still is by far the largest file-sharing network.
While such an inference is clearly supported by examining the number of Torrent sites available, Slyck decided to speak with CacheLogic’s founder and CTO, Andrew Parker. CacheLogic’s comparison and analysis of the BitTorrent network from December 2004 to present yielded no appreciable change in the size of the network, despite the loss of SuprNova. Andrew explains this phenomenal occurrence.
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