Torrent Website BTjunkie Shuts Down Voluntarily

Posted Feb 6, 2012

BTjunkie is one of the largest BitTorrent search engine websites. The website has shut down voluntarily today due to a combination of legal actions against other file-sharing websites and time-consuming projects. BTjunkie was founded in June 2005 and has been one of the top BitTorrent websites since then.

BTjunkie themselves have never been subject to legal action. BTjunkie founder said that the legal actions against MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay played an important role in the shut-down. BTjunkie was actually censored by Google on their search recommendations too.

Below is a message on the homepage of the website currently.

?This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we?ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We?ve been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it?s time to move on. It?s been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best!?