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Old 09-12-2012, 10:28
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The End...

It is with our regret to announce that NZBMATRIX had closed.

We have had to make this decision due to a very large takedown request from a company called Wiggin LLC. These represent the following: Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited ("FACT"), Paramount Home Entertainment International Limited; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Limited; The Walt Disney Company Limited; Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Limited; Universal Pictures (UK) Limited; Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Limited.

As everyone is aware we are DMCA/Takedown notice compliant, and always have been.
Once this notice is completed we are left with an impossible task of policing our indexing bots. Even then it won't stop there, there will be follow-up notices etc.

Coupled with this is problems with payment providers, we have been through pretty much everyone out there, in the end they all pull out.
There are massive server/bandwidth costs to pay, with the payments in-stability this is a very hard task.

NZBMATRIX has never been the subject of any legal issues or threats.

Also the Usenet Indexing scene is going through some changes, with content being removed from pretty much every provider its making the existence of an indexer irrelevant if the content does not even exists anymore.

So it's time for us to bow out... [/FONT]
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:54
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couchpota.to
nzb.su
nzbs.org
sickbeard
binsearch
supersearch
etc

I agree the matrix was the best in recent years
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:26
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It was going to happen eventually I guess but people just did not appreciate the first rule of Usenet, ruined it for all.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:41
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It was going to happen eventually I guess but people just did not appreciate the first rule of Usenet, ruined it for all.
This!
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:07
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Gutted, I was with newbinz2 so I sighed up to matrix and got the VIP on Friday and now they gone, this a few ús down the drain
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:29
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Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited ("FACT")
Is there a clue here?
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Old 09-12-2012, 13:04
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Bah humbug. NZBMatrix was great in that it filtered out all the crap like bad encodes and password-protected archives.
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Old 09-12-2012, 15:36
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A lot of the alternatives seem to be invite only or closed registrations.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:01
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Bah humbug. NZBMatrix was great in that it filtered out all the crap like bad encodes and password-protected archives.
For some reason most things I find via Binsearch are password protected recently

They even manage to bypass the check that binsearch does aswell.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:08
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couchpota.to
nzb.su
nzbs.org
sickbeard
binsearch
supersearch
etc

I agree the matrix was the best in recent years
you do realise that sickbeard and coachpotato but rely on indexing sites, they don't do any indexing themselves. They are only watchers.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:25
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Well it's back to downloading of all the headers for a particular group. I remeber before the creation of nzb files.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:45
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Well it's back to downloading of all the headers for a particular group. I remeber before the creation of nzb files.
Yep the old fashioned way
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:42
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Yep the old fashioned way
You'll need to get up early in the morning. All of last night's 'prime' shows have already been DMCA'd.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:57
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You'll need to get up early in the morning. All of last night's 'prime' shows have already been DMCA'd.
Managed to get Homeland and The Simpsons using Sick Beard
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:31
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You'll need to get up early in the morning. All of last night's 'prime' shows have already been DMCA'd.
If thats true (and I'm not going to check) its a sad day for usenet
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Old 10-12-2012, 13:39
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If thats true (and I'm not going to check) its a sad day for usenet
this has been going for a least or month or two

Xbox games have been DMCA for a couple of years now. Big movies for couple of months and TV shows in the last couple of weeks. First noticed it with arrow but loads of shows get pulled now which is way you really needed something like sick beard.

Also nzbmatrix had some agreement with microsoft because their stuff never showed up on the indexes.
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Old 10-12-2012, 16:09
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Also nzbmatrix had some agreement with microsoft because their stuff never showed up on the indexes.
I don't think it was an agreement, I know of a lot private torrent trackers that won't allow MS off. I always just assumed they're massively aggressive and one way to stay under the radar was to not do it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 18:51
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You'll need to get up early in the morning. All of last night's 'prime' shows have already been DMCA'd.
I got the nzb for the show i'm following via another site but I'd say about 70% of the files are missing pieces in some way or another. Not sure even the mighty PAR2 can save me on this one. I noticed someone's reposted it and thats a similar situation but maybe I'll be able to join the missing bits together with that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 19:03
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When I left the torrent scene a number of years back, I'd never thought I'd be using isohunt again for my tv and films.

But having tried nzbindex to grab a Dexter - when it didn't work I just grabbed it from isohunt in under 10 minutes.

Why wont they let us watch what we want when we want to? It maddens me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 19:13
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But having tried nzbindex to grab a Dexter - when it didn't work I just grabbed it from isohunt in under 10 minutes.

Why wont they let us watch what we want when we want to? It maddens me.
The thing that annoys me with Dexter is that FX are way behind the US in terms of air dates. If the rights-holders want people to start taking them seriously and cough up for subscriptions and paid downloads they need to make it more in line with the original air dates.
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Old 10-12-2012, 19:25
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The thing that annoys me with Dexter is that FX are way behind the US in terms of air dates. If the rights-holders want people to start taking them seriously and cough up for subscriptions and paid downloads they need to make it more in line with the original air dates.
exactly - Walking Dead and Homeland are very quick - Dexter is not even due to start till Feb when the season finishes in the US. Totally ridiculous.
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Old 10-12-2012, 19:30
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It seems unblock-us is a good way to go - number of shows are free to catch for americans e.g. at cbs.com
Also you get acces to some Hulu content and can always pay for netflix and hulu plus.
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Old 10-12-2012, 20:55
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nzbs(dot)org down since around 7:30.
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Old 10-12-2012, 23:06
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http://findnzb.net/
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Old 11-12-2012, 00:48
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The thing that annoys me with Dexter is that FX are way behind the US in terms of air dates. If the rights-holders want people to start taking them seriously and cough up for subscriptions and paid downloads they need to make it more in line with the original air dates.
exactly - Walking Dead and Homeland are very quick - Dexter is not even due to start till Feb when the season finishes in the US. Totally ridiculous.
Exactly.


Sky is very good with its US shows (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, etc.) while C4 is good with Homeland, and FX is good with The Walking Dead, but the rest? You have to wait 6-12 months to see some things like True Blood and Burn Notice, while some things like Breaking Bad do not get shown at all.

I'd be happy if *everything* was on a UK channel within one week of the US broadcast. I wouldn't mind the odd weeks off here and there and the mid-season breaks - better that than waiting months on end.
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