Yesterday, torrent giant Mininova turned off it’s torrent link hosting service in compliance with the BREIN ruling handed against it by the Dutch Court of Utrecht earlier this year. According to this Mininova blog post, Mininova is going to rely on it’s Content Distribution service. This service allows content providers to distribute their works using Mininova for free.
Mininova was the second major European torrent service that was hit with a court ruling this year. The first was the Swedish service, The Pirate Bay. But unlike Mininova, The Pirate Bay is still hosting links to torrents. However, The Pirate Bay shut down it’s torrent tracker and has told users to use the provided magnet links.