One of the biggest torrent tracking websites, Leechers Paradise, has already taken a back seat and shut down after 12 years of supporting the torrenting community as YouTube fights Article 13 of the European Union’s new copyright law.
Since Leechers Paradise had been a tracker server for the longest time, it’s possible that if you were into torrenting, you had seen its name appear in the tracker list.
The largest non-profit tracker could not have been operated and the content scanned in accordance with the new laws, which mandate that content uploads be reviewed before being made publicly available. Leechers Paradise has therefore chosen to discontinue its services.
For those who are not familiar, torrent tracking servers essentially facilitate communication between torrent clients so that you can download content. Leechers are those who download files, whereas seeders are those who have a complete copy of the material and are allowing others to download; Leechers Paradise acted as a bridge between these two ends.
Operator Eddie writes, “Unfortunately after 12 years, I am calling it quits,” in a farewell message on the website. All uploads must be checked, according to Article 13 of the new EU copyright regulation. Because it is impossible, this website should not exist. Additionally, it appears that the server’s hosting data centre is likewise taking precautions in light of Article 13 and has requested that Eddie’s website change service providers.
Additionally, as you can see in the attachments below, by the end of July earlier this year, 132 million users were using Leechers Paradise to meet their torrenting needs. We also see the daily traffic, which totals a staggering 4.2 terabytes.
The fact that Leechers Paradise may have closed its doors as a result of Article 13 in no way indicates that torrent tracking will disappear any time soon. Even while there are many other sites available to meet your torrenting needs, this is still a significant blow to the community.