BTjunkie has become the latest torrent service to seize operations. The service has shut down their torrent search engine voluntarily.
The company said in a message to their loyal fans:
This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we’ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We’ve been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it’s time to move on. It’s been an experience of a lifetime; we wish you all the best!
BTJunkie admitted that the legal hassles being faced by the operators of Megaupload and The Pirate Bay is one of the many reasons they took this step.
TorrentSpy and Mininova are two other similar torrent search services that were hugely popular but are no longer operational.