Maybe the same as happened to the piratebay and its founders....Nothing
So what wud this mean for ppl who have payed for a sub to the site?
I taught torrents were died when they closed down suprnova, a few weeks later there was 10 other websites to take it's place.
There are plenty of other file hosting services. XBMC will just move on to the next big thing.
I hope so
Twitter is on fire with stories of the whitehouse website been attacked and went down along with a load of other sites. Talk of the FBI website next target. Could be bs but could be sopa protests along with this topic too.
XBMC wasn't created to pirate movies/tv shows, it's been around long before icefilms and is a voluntary organisation.
They don't have anything to do with "mega sites"/icefilms and didn't write the various plugins that were used to access icefilms
XBMC also didn't "need" torrent sites, but it helped. Streaming is where it's at and there is no going back.
It wasn't paid goons that wrote the icefilms addon, it volunteers in the XBMC project. XBMC.org was happy enough to host the addon for over a year.
Helped what though?
anyway for anyone interested in news on new plugin's check http://www.xbmchub.info/
What servers did they have in the US does anyone know? From what I understand it was just DNS servers they had rented out in the US?
Torrents helped greatly broaden the base for using a media player on a TV.
There are still plenty of other streaming addons that are still allows to be discussed on xbmc.org, that wouldn't be allowed on boards.ie The icefilms addons thread got deleted on boards.ie 6 months ago.
Faster and cheaper technology did that.