Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Suprnova.org Has Shut Down
No, it's not Supernova, it's Suprnova. If you've never heard of it, here's what all the ruckus is all about.
Because of its speed and effectiveness, BitTorrent steadily gained in popularity after the recording industry began cracking down last year on users of Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster and other established file-sharing software. (AP Graphic)
BitTorrent became a popular mechanism to download anything from movies, to books, to music to computer games. Because whole movies (very big files) could be downloaded rapidly, and the source files become available before the products themselves are available for purchase an unconscionable thing has happened. Some media meguls lost a lot of money.
For some, the Honeymoon is over, and the lawsuits are just starting. For others, it's time to look in the mirror.