BitTorrent Tracking Site Mininova Considers Appeal After Losing Court Case
Mininova, an alternative to BitTorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay, loses a key legal battle as a Dutch court rules that the Mininova site will face fines if it does not take action to remove links pointing to copyrighted material from its servers.As The Pirate Bay fights to stay online, one of its chief rivals has also fallen into the sights of the authorities. A civil court ordered Dutch Website Mininova to remove all files on its servers that point to copyrighted works within three months or face fines. Mininova rivals The Pirate Bay as an Internet BitTorrent indexing and tracking site, and like its competitor has been at the center of controversy over the distribution of copyrighted material.
Following a separate court order, ISP Black Internet cut service to The Pirate Bay Aug. 24 in the face of possible fines. However, two days later The Pirate Bay found its way back online. Despite the controversy, the operators of The Pirate Bay say they are not backing down.