The end for UKNova is nigh?

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  • morriss 28 Mar 2005 10:54:18 70,911 posts
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    BBC link

    /hope not, but I can understand their arguments
  • sephy 28 Mar 2005 11:01:23 4,036 posts
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    I really dont see what this has to do with uknova as such - its a general concern for any bit torrent site, and uknova is not the core of the system by any means.

    Most of the big sites have already been taken offline, and the BBC's recent coverage of the BT network is hardly a sign of things to come, as the effects have been visable for many months.

  • morriss 28 Mar 2005 11:11:57 70,911 posts
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    Wll it's a site concerns itself primarily with TV programmes and nothing else. So surely they would be the first ones hit?
  • sam_spade 28 Mar 2005 11:12:52 15,745 posts
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    I think UK Nova's main problem is justifying itself when the BBC and Channel 5 are looking to move into those areas themselves.
  • Dirtbox 28 Mar 2005 12:21:49 77,482 posts
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    Theres nothing they can do really. If the programs are recordable they can be shared regardless of any laws or restrictions which are put in place.

    UKNova has always tried to stay on the right side of the tracks, though. So it's likely that they'll bow out in the end.

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  • BlackJedi 28 Mar 2005 14:17:25 387 posts
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    UKNova also have pretty strict policies about not distributing anything commercially available; and they didn't even carry the Doctor Who leak.

    If any torrent site can take the high moral ground, it's UKNova.
  • phAge 28 Mar 2005 15:20:43 24,337 posts
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    sephy wrote:
    Most of the big sites have already been taken offline, and the BBC's recent coverage of the BT network is hardly a sign of things to come, as the effects have been visable for many months.


    But thepira-

    /spots mod

    "one of the biggest" torrentsites is still online, and showing not signs of folding under the legal pressure. Wonder what makes them different from supr and others?
    (Apart from being based in Sweden).
  • Freek 28 Mar 2005 15:29:23 7,687 posts
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    The reactor ;) is also still up and running stable and so are many others, suprnova is gone but others quickly filed the void. You can't stop these things, there's a demand for it and that demand will never stop untill the big companies finally realize that DRM and law suites will not work and start offering thier own service with a high quality and a competitive price.

    Edited by Freek at 14:29:56 28-03-2005
  • sephy 28 Mar 2005 17:03:37 4,036 posts
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    BlackJedi wrote:

    If any torrent site can take the high moral ground, it's UKNova.

    Its still helping to distribute someone elses property for free

    There is NO high ground

    ah yes, the reactor :)
  • warlockuk 28 Mar 2005 18:17:55 19,134 posts
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    Meh. UKNova can claim to be above board as much as they like... still doesn't make it so. :)
    Like distributing Two Pints or Eastenders... Sure, it's not a commercially available product - outside the realms of the TV licence / Sky - but it's still the property of someone else, with third parties paying distribution rights.
    They've not paid for any such rights, so they're in murky water indeed. I'm surprised the BBC, C4 et al haven't spanked 'em already tbh. (Probably because they can't register to see exactly what is available)

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • bainbrge 28 Mar 2005 19:57:16 1,687 posts
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    otto wrote:
    I can't wait for the BBC (and hopefully Ch4) to launch their own legit download services. There's something I'd willingly subscribe to. It's only a matter of time before they start distributing their content that way big time.

    The BBC have been trialling iMP for ages, I believe its based around a bittorrent like distribution system.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,298 posts
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    I can't wait for the BBC (and hopefully Ch4) to launch their own legit download services. There's something I'd willingly subscribe to. It's only a matter of time before they start distributing their content that way big time.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

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  • morriss 27 Aug 2012 19:49:01 70,911 posts
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    It is now. :'(

    Cease and desist.
  • sam_spade 27 Aug 2012 20:12:26 15,745 posts
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    That's pretty much the death of torrenting for me. I was just using Demonoid and UKNova. Other sites were pretty piss poor for finding stuff.
  • Deleted user 27 August 2012 20:15:29
    Piratebay always has what im after
  • el_pollo_diablo 28 Aug 2012 21:36:43 2,065 posts
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    It's a massive, massive shame. I'm actually quite bummed out about it.
    If anyone has any alternative suggestions, PM me please.
  • robthehermit 28 Aug 2012 22:57:52 3,994 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Piratebay always has what im after
    Me too.

    GT: robthehermit

    Velim esset mundus iustus futuis procul et mori.

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