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The previously bustling homepage has been replaced by a single line of text; bereft of much in the way of details, but leaving little doubt as to the fate of the website: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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11/10/2007 2:52:45 AM
It just cant be said. Piracy, no matter what valid/invalid rationale for it just should not be talked about. The minds against it are always looking for fuel for their juggernaut dismissal of it and when the ideals for it are spoken, it only keeps the movement alive. The less piracy is discussed the less you'll see it attacked. Like the war on drugs here, since terrorism took center stage, you don't hear about big 80's and 90's style busts, and the availability is pretty good. Its not talked about, and the public is nil concerned, nor fearful of what still exists. So your opinions, no matter how valid they are to you, should be kept to you. You cant make the masses agree. Shhhhhhhh....
11/10/2007 3:00:39 AM
Additionally, I would tell all that read here to not even comment about such news-worthy articles, unless of course the ideals of piracy does bother you and you feel you would make the biggest stink if you knew that someone, somebody had a false serial numbered and activated version of Vista, as it affects your money and piece of mind.
Now this is not to say I endorse of even support piracy, but as I like the idea of one day getting a top class escort and not having to jump through a million hoops to get her, I feel the 'underground network' is a valuable resource, and should by all means be kept alive. I feel the it shouldnt be exploited by 'noobs', '133ts', or those just too stupid to ask a decent question (i.e., "Whats the best software for making dope beats?").
11/10/2007 7:22:20 AM
Quite so. I agree with the last part. (I wouldn't consider myself a noob, but in the right mood, I can be. :P)
To be so silent about it when you do have a good opinion about it... It's like if you were a woman during the years of which you couldn't do certain things, you wouldn't get your rights. Now there is a flaw within the statement I did say. It does not cover all the software I use. It just covers the software that is of worth and value for someone who is going to use it over time and be a professional with it. Now, it does cover the operating system, because what's a person to do without an operating system? Nothing. To expand your knowledge without having to worry about paying for it, that is the best route to go. Then when you're making a lot of money, you should say thanks and pay for the software you use.
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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