It is a battle between copyright holders and pirates. ExtraTorrent was widely credited as the second most popular file-sharing site in the world – gathering an audience almost as large as the notorious Pirate Bay.
But fuming visitors to the site were met with a message stating that it had shut down permanently.
Typically, torrent sites would “mirror” to another domain and eager film fans were waiting to see whether a new version of ExtraTorrent might appear.
But it’s now pretty clear that the website will not return. (Source)
ExtraTorrents is the latest large Bittorrent provider to fall, joining the likes of KickassTorrents, Torrentz.eu, TorrentHound, and What.cd.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to pirate new games, TV shows, and movies – but the more hurdles, the better.