As one of the largest BitTorrent sites on the Internet, Extratorrent.com (ET) thought it would be a good idea to interact with “fans” through Facebook.
As of two days ago the page had more than 140.000 fans, but yesterday Facebook decided to remove it due to copyright violations.
“We have removed or disabled access to the following content that you have posted on Facebook because we received a notice from a third-party that the content infringes their copyright(s),” Facebook wrote.
The site owner is not pleased with the decision, and says Facebook is needlessly censoring the ET community.
“We use Facebook to have a place for ET community to meet, talk, debate, have fun and hang out with each other. Many ET users like to spend their time on their ET Facebook page.”
“We never used FB for the purpose of breaking any rules,” he adds.
However, Extratorrent also admits that they posted links to torrent files on Facebook. Some of these torrents pointed to copyrighted material, which explains the violation of Facebook’s terms of service.
The site owner nevertheless hopes to convince Facebook to reinstate the page. If this is not possible a new one will be created.This post is from the News Bits section of TorrentFreak where we present stories from around the web in a concise summary format. Full TorrentFreak articles can be found here. If you have a tip please let us know. News Bits have their very own RSS feed