So, the funny thing about running a tracker site is that sometimes you’ll get DMCA takedown notices.
Once in a while, they’re from people who point out a config issue with the tracker… like what happened about a year ago, which caused me in particular a giant world of annoyance trying to fix a system I didn’t set up or fully grok at the time.
Other times, we get notices from folks who don’t too much appreciate what we do, because it sometimes ends up directly competing with what _they_ do. And … you know, nobody wants to starve. Which, being a fan of having my own livelihood, is a position I can’t really fault someone for having.
Well, that was what we got today. The DMCA notice from an actually interested party, that is.
You might notice a couple of torrents have gone missing. I’ll wait for someone who’s in a little closer cooperation with the group to make any relevant announcements, but … if you’re wondering why the torrent you were on disappeared, this might just be why. Just saying…
…. on the bright side, things like this DO give us a nice solution to the problem of data lifecycle management. If the people who own copyright on our old torrents send us takedowns, it means I can delete things!