It was announced that BPI added 21 other direct and torrent download sites to its ISP-level blockage successfully and we thought media stealers were already doomed but Isohunt, one of the largest names in illegal torrenting rose from the dead a few days after and an estimate of three fourths of the original data on the site is now back and ready for business online, only under a new domain name. Netflix and Spotify might still win in the long run but meantime, the community-led resurrection and piracy wars are still on the end-user's side.
Isohunt seems to be revived with no input from its founder and just through outside groups that have indexed listings before its closure. It's been quipped, "pirate site gets pirated." Debate soon became serious when people mix Bittorrent with piracy and raise the ire of the file-sharing elite. Any attempt to prop up stealing or to defend this ridiculous position of competition is simply rationalizing bad behavior. If you're going to pirate, then own it and say, yeah I'm stealing. Don't try to defend a position by saying its innovative competition, it isn't and won't ever be.
Users seemed to be generally pleased to see the return of low-level media thievery saying Isohunt was one of the best torrent sites for its great features such as the community ratings and flagging of virus-inflicted content. On TorrentFreak, there was a warning to those who sign-up to piracy behemoth and with all the headlines, it might not be too paranoid to think the BPI might be operating this revival to collect IP addresses of casual film borrowers.
People weren't very impressed with BPI's continuing wave of site blacklistings, saying people might actually dip into their pockets if the film or music industry even attempted to make buying appealing. Right now it is a watered down industry with too many choices and too expensive to own. People are encouraged to consume but limited by the costs. Even if people go an extra mile to buy, DVD copies of even the latest and most popular films are difficult to find. They question when will the powers that be realize that censorship is not going to work.
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