A View from Brad King

LokiTorrent Shut Down

Just about two weeks ago, TechnologyReview.com ran a piece about LokiTorrent, a P2P site facing off against the MPAA over copyright infringement. It was a fun story, but ultimately, probably proved to be more hype than reality.Our angle: LT was…

  • February 10, 2005

Just about two weeks ago, TechnologyReview.com ran a piece about LokiTorrent, a P2P site facing off against the MPAA over copyright infringement. It was a fun story, but ultimately, probably proved to be more hype than reality.

Our angle: LT was soliciting donations from the user community to fight the MPAA. And it worked. The company raised $30,000.

The result: Well, click here to find out.

But, if you’re like me and hate to click, check out the message that now rests on the front page of LokiTorrent.com. This is, of course, courtesy of our friends in Hollywood: You Can Click, But You Can’t Hide…Stealing movies leaves a trail. The only way not to get caught is to stop.

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