The Pirate Bay today posted a blog on its website and cleared the air on its closure. Well, the good news is that The Pirate Bay is not closing down. What they are doing is stopping the use of .torrent files on its website. This is a move that comes after the much publicized SOPA and ACTA laws that will highly prohibit the sharing of content that is pirated.
Read their blog posted below.
“No more torrents=no changes anyhow
Today marks the end of an era. Sort of.
TPB will no longer give out links to .torrent files. The reason is simple: They’re just a waste of space and our time.
Instead we’re giving you Magnet links. It’s simpler for us and no more hassle for you. It’s more resilient than .torrent files and it uses much less bandwidth for those who wants to mirror. Also, since the magnet links are just a hash, it’s on every single torrent detail page – so noone knows that you actually downloaded a file or not. Read more »
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