Google While torrents disappearing and not reappearing within major torrent sites is quite unusual in itself, perhaps the most dramatic effect can be seen in Google search results. BitSnoop, the 9th most popular torrent site online with an index of 23 million torrents, currently has none related to The Expendables 3. There are currently nine torrents returned in results, all of which are trailers. Several major torrent indexes have taken the unprecedented step of nuking all links to The Expendables 3, with sites including KickassTorrents now returning nil results for the leaked movie. The three that do appear are sponsored links that do not lead to anything useful. At the same time this person ignored requests that are wrongly formatted. BitSnoop The effect of these takedowns, whether from rightsholders or introduced on a voluntary basis, can also be seen on torrent sites that specialize in indexing torrents found elsewhere.
The result is shown in the image below. Furthermore, straightforward searches for torrents using Google are proving initially unfruitful on a scale rarely seen before. As previously documented, Lions Gate has put in a to have listings removed. But while LimeTorrents are clearly doing all they can to comply with the terms of a lawsuit, other sites that have not been named by Lions Gate also appear to have been taking action. While the site lists 14 torrents, not a single working Expendables 3 torrent appears in the search results. The leaked movie cannot be found. But on the ground, on some of the very sites accused of facilitating piracy of the action movie, there are signs which suggests that this leaked title is being treated somewhat differently to any that have gone before.
Again, no more torrents seem to be reappearing. . However, anyone searching for leaked Expendables 3 torrents will be going home disappointed. Torrents still remain on The Pirate Bay too, but there are clear signs that the leak of this movie is being treated differently from any other in recent memory, and not only by those involved in its legal distribution either. With The Expendables 3 now officially released in theaters, the autopsy over its leak last month and the potential effects on box office figures has begun. Update: KickassTorrents sent us the following comment.
Torrentz Over at Torrentz, a meta-search engine that indexes content on other sites, we can see that just four torrents are returned following an Expendables 3 search, none of which are the movie in question. What is notable, however, is that no fresh ones seem to be reappearing as is usually the case. Of course, more experienced downloaders and those who persevere through a few searches can still find torrents and other ways to watch the movie. . . .
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