Over on the blog that originally told the world of the problems with newzbin was this post, which is from one of the original 3 guys, Caesium.
## OFFICIAL PERSONAL STATEMENT OF ‘Caesium’ Chris Elsworth## OFFICIAL PERSONAL STATEMENT OF ‘Caesium’ Chris Elsworth## Ex-owner/director of Newzbin Ltd / http://www.newzbin.com#### THIS STATEMENT IN NO WAY REFLECTS ANY OPINIONS OR VIEWS OF NEWZBIN LTD,## ONLY MY OWN PERSONAL SITUATION.#### 21st May 2010There’s a lot of questions being asked of me in the last few days, many ofwhich I simply can’t answer either through legal responsibilities or becauseI plain out just don’t know.So here I will set out what I do know and what I’m allowed to say.interest in Usenet indexing sites. The legal proceedings over the last twoyears, which I will admit the Newzbin team fucked up pretty badly with, hasdrained all my remaining motivation for either resurrecting Newzbin now it’sgone, or starting a new site at all.liquidation in order to pay the MPA costs. Companies are not allowed tocarry on trading while in liquidation proceedings.The Newzbin source code *is* in the wild. Someone has it. I don’t know who,and I don’t know what they’re going to do with it, and I don’t really muchcare. Best of luck to them, it won’t be competing with anything I choose todo in future.Control of Newzbin Ltd was transferred away from me (because I sold it. notby force) in January 2010 and with it, all my rights to the source code andservers etc etc. Whoever obtained it didn’t get it through me – how did theyget it? I don’t know.that’s unfortunate. I will ask the new owners of Newzbin’s assets, whoeverthey might end up being after the liquidation, if it’s possible to re-hostthe NZB specification and DTD for further development to take place.Coincidentally, today I was made aware of an attempt to re-engineer the NZBspecification by adding optional metadata – that’s already been in theofficial NZB specification for months! Clearly someone doesn’t keep up todate.the same time I had no job while I was working on Newzbin, so I pretty muchthink I was entitled to take a decent wage, thanks. Newzbin ate my life formore or less a decade, being one of only three people working fulltime onit, caring for servers, making regular datacentre trips to replace deaddisks, lugging heavy servers around, being woken up at all hours by thepager telling me a server was dying, maintaining the accounts, paying VATreturns, playing nicely with the UK taxman, as well as actually writing thesite on a near continual basis. Anyone who thought it was easy money issadly mistaken. Try running a busy site sometime.Bennett Verby. Newzbin Ltd is no longer in my control, in fact it’s not evenin the control of who I sold it to, so I’m twice removed.because I have any part in Newzbin anymore, but because I have plenty offriends there I want to stay in touch with. If you want to come throw abusethat’s where you can find me.coding job where I don’t have to worry about VAT returns or legalchallenges. Anyone hiring? Chris
So there you have it, it really is game over for the original newzbin, lets see what these clones can do
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