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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), 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The previously bustling homepage has been replaced by a single line of text; bereft of much in the way of details, but leaving little doubt as to the fate of the website: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: Eventually
By Quiescent on 11/10/2007 7:22:20 AM , Rating: 2
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.

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