One of the top torrent sites, BTJunkie, has voluntarily shut down, announcing it via a simple splash page on their site.

“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!”

Though BTJunkie had not yet been targeted in any lawsuits, the site’s founders tell TorrentFreak that actions against other file-sharing sites such as MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay helped make the decision.

BTJunkie was founded in 2005. [TorrentFreak]

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