Mininova limits its activities to Content Distribution service

Hi all,

Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting Mininova.org to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August.

Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict (Dutch link) we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles. We’ve been testing some filtering systems the last couple of months, but we found that it’s neither technically nor operationally possible to implement a 100% working filter system. Therefore, we decided that the only option is to limit Mininova to Content Distribution torrents from now on. We are still considering an appeal at this moment.

We launched our Content Distribution service in 2007. This service allows producers and artists to easily publish and distribute their content for free through Mininova. The launch of Content Distribution has proven to be a success. Countless content owners have used Content Distribution to distribute their content (e.g. albums and documentaries) for free to millions of users. For example, the Dutch band Silence is Sexy released their complete album on Mininova and received the Interactive Award 2009 for doing so. The Dutch television broadcaster VPRO decided to start using Content Distribution in 2009 in order to distribute documentaries.

We would like to thank you for your support. Especially everyone that contributed to Mininova receives a big “thank you!” for the effort! We hope to keep welcoming you on Mininova and our other projects (e.g. Snotr, Dispostable).

Thanks! The Mininova staff

93 Responses to “Mininova limits its activities to Content Distribution service”


  • It’s a sad day today. My heart is broken into a million pieces.

  • THIS CANT BE TRUE, HAVE VISITED YOU EVERY DAY FOR YEARS, YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME EVERYTIHNG THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT COMPUTERS AND PROGRAMMES, YOU WILL BE VERY SADLY MISSED (EYES ARE FILLING UP)……….COME BACK……………………..PLZ

  • bummer, thanks to the site that replaced supernova. let the rest lick butts. raaoow-keyhole

  • This is a sad sad day for me!!!
    Does anyone have any other good torrent sites?

  • I agree with WilliamJansen. It was great while it lasted.

    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

  • as if…… any know any other good sites then ;)

  • I have no words to say any thing except Good Bye mininova and thank you very much for all the entertainment you had provided.

  • most of the torrents on mininova were all for private trackers who don’t take new members, so who cares and good riddance.

  • Thanx for all Your effort! Tschüss und machts gut!

  • Thanks for everything, Mininova!

    I will be looking for another site where I can get my poop from, but I wish you all the best with your new format!

    Keep the warrior spirit alive!

  • THANKS FOR ONE HELL OF A RIDE. I`M GONNA MISS YA. SNIF…SNIF.

  • so sad u.u
    i cant believe this site is dead.

  • Goodbye Mininova, it’s been one hell of a time.

  • Com’on why ?? my favourite site really now i’ll have to stick to Share Ratio sites cause Piratebay is blocked in my country
    I will surely miss Mininova The greatest Torrent Site,THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING from KUWAIT

  • thanks mininova, goodbye :( ((

  • It’s a hard knock life. :(

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no way man,this was my main source.

  • WE MISS U :’(:’(:’(
    PLEASEEEEEEE COME AGAIN………………………………

  • A sincere thank you to you. Let’s do business now.

  • good bye from INDIA,
    all the best for you guys, take care, you have done a lot for file sharing community

  • Oh crap…

    Well good job you guys, you where the best of your kind…
    Good luck on your new format….

  • i am crying here, bye bye mininova u was a good friend.

  • This is why piratebay is endorsing Magnet Links + DHT … no more trackers no more centralized system.

    It’s like matrix….. you can’t plug into a single hole ..or else we won’t know how deep the rabbit hole goes..

  • Good by Take Care hope to see you guys again

  • Mininova will always be remembered as the best……….i wanna cry….from Caribbean..

  • is like they killing the best site for getting everything T^T

    verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry sad.

    now mininova is will be as deserted site =(

    Farewell Mininova ;_;

  • wow, another site down, and ah big 1 this tme.. mininova no more.. sad as the governments and powers to be have ruined the business for every1.. i used to download for free to see if albums wer good to buy.. i for one will keep doin that. whats the worst thy can do??

    SAD DAY FOR ALL INTERNET USERS AND P2P NETWORK

  • chronictracker(dot)com made my switch and loving it so far

  • Goodbye Mininova. I feel like shit now. I visited every day. Now no more. This is really sad.

    From Holland i solute you. Thanks for the great years.

  • This is bad, but not in a good way. And definitely not in a bæd way, that’s just monkeycollars.

    “F*** this, let’s go bowling…”
    &
    “Ørna tek ikkje unga!”

    Peace

  • Its a sad day in the history of Internet.

  • Dear mininova,

    It has been a pleasure knowing that in this world, afew people could rise above the issues of self profit and maintain a website that would provide almost everything for millions of people to download.

    And to top it all, the website had always been clean of viruses aswell as the virtuous inclination towards porn (which by the way many websites do succumb to).

    I have beeen an avid follower, and mind you will always be, no matter in which form you are forced to exist.

    The great divide is inevitable, when the large corporations and publishing houses will force to take control of the very basic human right of freedom of speech and expression. But with time, I swear people who are fighting this war against such authorities will grow stronger.

    True, for some, this might be the end of mininova, but it is the new beginning for a new phase in our struggle.

    I would request all others who start a torrent sharing portal to leave their web addresses and i swear to support them.

  • Its really sad, the most important torrent site of the world be crushed by some court. Ok, we are going to aways remember the good times. To the piratebay and others like are we going now. Farewel Mininova… TT

  • Bye Bye. WE will MISS YOU. I hope the appeal will work :) .

  • this is the worst thing ever !!

    and i have recently made an account ….
    well goodbye !!

  • Well, well, well…I never thought that this day would come, altough I always worried that something might happen even to almighty mininova.
    I always downloaded my stuff from here, all of them…

    I HAS A SAD

  • this is a really sad moment 4 me :(
    i have been visiting it frm last few years … anyone knws any alternate source .. lets share …

  • Requiescat In Pace

  • thanx for the good times

    will miss you a lot

    goodbye

  • And where one falls, another three will rise to take their place. The authorities will never learn, they cannot stop the torrent network.

    Farewell Mininova, you end as many have before you; OiNK, Suprnova, Lokitorrent.. And from the ashes, a phoenix will rise.

    See you again soon.

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