What.cd bites the bullet

What.cd, an invite-only music torrent website first launched in 2007, has been shut down after a raid by French authorities. The private tracker offered free (and often illegal) access to a massive, deeply thorough collection of music and was popular among audiophiles for its strict rules around quality and file formats.

Probably one of the most prominent torrent sites remaining What.cd was a treasure-trove of music often not available through today’s favoured subscription services.

Ironically the band most synonymous with fighting music piracy, Metallica, released a new album today on YouTube. How the world has changed.

Source: Music torrent site What.cd has been shut down – The Verge

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