What is the fastest way for a torrent site like Mininova to lose traffic? Go legal. To avoid getting fined, Mininova went all legal with immediately negative results. With traffic plummeting they no longer will be one of the top 10 bit torrent websites. In Mininova deleted over a million torrent files.
Mininova in fact last a court case that ordered them to remove all infringing files. According to torrentfreak “The torrent indexer was told by the court to remove all infringing torrent files from its index. This was technically unfeasible according to the Mininova team, who were left with no other choice than to remove all torrent files uploaded by regular users.”
This little action just proves that you never know what is going to happen to your website in the future, so invest now, diversify and hope that such a court ruling doesn’t ruin your business.