Demonoid.com Shut Down by CRIA
November 9, 2007 11:26 AM
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Canadian-hosted torrent site is the next to fall in a series of takedowns
The world-wide crackdown on torrent sites has brought down another major torrent hub. After being
forced to close its doors to Canadian users in September
due to pressure from the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), Demonoid.com survived for only slightly more than a month before being having
forced offline entirely today
The previously bustling homepage has been replaced by a single line of text; bereft of much in the way of details, but leaving little doubt as to the fate of the website:
The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.
The Demonoid tracker and website outage in September was explained as a server rebuild. With the CRIA now going after the hosts in question, it is unlikely that Demonoid will find a new host within Canada willing to defend themselves.
"Upstream takedown," as its dubbed,
is a page right from the U.S. Digital Millenium Copyright Act takedown procedure
After the Interpol takedown of the
UK-based site OiNK on October 23rd
, many OiNK users were warned that "a criminal investigation" would continue into the site and its users.
No such warning has been posted yet. It may be that Demonoid did not store any information, that the CRIA may have opted to simply remove the site rather than attempt to prosecute the end-users or that it may be a waiting game to determine if the operators will attempt to bring their site back online.
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RE: Not really a surprise....
11/10/2007 2:10:49 AM
Nice. I prod you just enough, and you explode ranting about the second Gulf war, as if thats somehow relevant to something thats been going on since at the very earliest the 80s? Very nice. I'm glad some allies didn't get in there as well; allows someone to help with diplomacy that appears neutral.
And then you admit that terrorists do in fact come from the Mid East, but then change the subject to a biased history lesson rather than current issues at hand. Our only problem was abandoning Afghanistan after we helped them to victory, directly leading to the Taliban -- which, by the way, is exactly what some of our allies want to do again. Where was Canadian moral superiority during the Rwandan genocide, hm? You guys are no better than we are. :P
I wasn't really asking for Canada to go to the moon for us. If you guys can pay nearly 50% top marginal income tax rates, ya'll can afford to screen 30k additional people a year to make sure they're at least semi-legit.
"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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