YIFY is no more

Nachdem Torrent-Legende aXXo irgendwann im Jahr 2009 hinschmiss, trat die Movie-Release-Group YIFY so ein bisschen die Nachfolge an. Saubere Rips in vernünftigen Filegrößen, keine Cams, ausschließlich qualitativ hochwertiges Piratengold. That's over: YIFY/YTS shuts down forever – The end of a piracy icon.

yifyThe YTS/YIFY shutdown doesn’t mean that piracy will end anytime soon, but it’s one of the most significant changes to the landscape in recent history. YIFY releases were consistently among the most-pirated movies, week after week.

In an interview in 2013, YIFY attributed this popularity to the presentation and consistency of its releases. “I personally think that many people are following and downloading YIFY encodes due to the consistency we offer in our releasing. Everything from the consistent film cover art, to the information layout, and ultimately to the file-size of our encodes,” YIFY said.

“I believe this is important because people like stability and assurance with what they are downloading. By adding consistency to a reasonable file-size, we have filled a spot in the community, which seemingly has a lot of demand,” he added.

YIFY also played a crucial part as the primary movie supplier for many Popcorn Time forks. The size of the shutdown fallout will become apparent during the weeks to come.