Mininova Begins Filtering Copyrighted Torrents
The site is using a third party content recognition system that will detect and remove torrent files that link to copyright infringing files, as well as prevent them from being re-uploaded later.
This is precisely the type of filtering that BREIN, a Netherlands anti-piracy group is trying to force Mininova to do via a civil court case. Until now, Mininova would take down copyright infringing content, but only after a DMCA takedown request was submitted.
Reaction to the blog post announcing the "trial" was universally bad, with commenters generally saying "bye, bye" to the site, and one lengthy comment being:
sorry to hear you are crumbling to corporate will.
i guess the powers that be will never truly understand they should embrace this technology rather than shun it. i would rather pay money to download a file then rent it, and a movie rental should be like 99 cents not 5 bucks.
and try making a movie worth seeing while your at it.