My fellow pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time to officially start abandoning ship. Folks, this is looking like the End of Piracy in 2017!
The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent may soon be closed down (Soni, 2016, December 3) as the Secret Wars (Prabhu, 2016, December 3) being waged by Authorities goaded by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) against the online pirates continues.
This is more bad news for us pirates and comes on the heels of the KickassTorrents owner being arrested (Ernesto, 2016, July 20), with the website being taken offline (Mathur, 2016, August 15) back in July and August 2016.
This is a huge blow to the Pirates of the Caribbean and some Pirates who live on Stranger tides, as well organized easily searchable alternative (Deer, 2015, April 19) to this torrenting heavyweights are hard come by.
So what are the alternatives? I’ve personally began using a lesser known torrenting website known as Limetorrents as shown below.
It’s not are expansive as The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent or the uber-popular KickassTorrents, but it’ll tide me over until the very end.
- Deer, L. (2015, April 19). How to download Free Music using Torrenting, Google Index Searches and YouTube to MP3 Converters. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/free-music-download-torrenting-google-index-youtube-to-mp3-converters/
- Ernesto. (2016, July 20). Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Alleged Owner (Updated). Retrieved from https://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-kickasstorrents-domains-charge-owner-160720/
- Mathur, S. (2016, August 15). KickAss Torrents goes offline, but online piracy is far from dead. Retrieved from http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/kickass-torrents-is-dead-but-not-online-piracy-2927537/
- Prabhu, V. (2016, December 3). Two major KickAss Torrents alternatives mysteriously go offline in France, ThePirateBay next?. Retrieved from http://www.techworm.net/2016/12/two-major-kickass-torrents-alternatives-mysteriously-go-offline-france-thepiratebay-next.html
- Soni, H. (2016, December 3). The Pirate Bay, Extra Torrent face crackdown next as KickAss Torrents alternatives went offline; KAT returns as KAT.cr in February?. Retrieved from http://www.hngn.com/articles/219884/20161203/pirate-bay-shuts-down-next-kickass-torrents-alternatives-went-offline.htm