BTjunkie shutters its virtual doors, closes down voluntarily


BTjunkie has just voluntarily shut down its website yesterday. The site was one of the largest BitTorrent sites on the web, with dozens of millions of users flocking to the site daily. While never embroiled in the same legal troubles as fellow BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, BTjunkie was listed by the RIAA and MPAA as a rouge site that facilitated mass copyright infringement. The shutdown comes in the wake of the high-profile take down of Megaupload last month, which possibly added to the decision of the founders of the site to shutdown voluntarily. This is message that currently greets people coming to the site: “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!”