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Skynet closes alt.binaries


Since yesterday, Belgian internet provider Skynet has removed access to the alt.binaries newsgroup on their news server. Skynet closed about 18 months ago the mp3 binary newsgroups under pressure of the ISPA, and now the complete alt.binaries tree has been removed. The binary news groups contained mostly porn and multimedia content. I guess an era ends for some people...
Rumour has it that the true reason behind this move is that the removal of multimedia content would be advantageous for their digital TV business.