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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The previously bustling homepage has been replaced by a single line of text; bereft of much in the way of details, but leaving little doubt as to the fate of the website: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: Not really a surprise....
By FITCamaro on 11/10/2007 11:32:35 AM , Rating: 2
Teachers need to be properly trained yes. But the large majority of the reason kids are failing these days is the parents. There is almost no emphasis on an education coming from parents. Parent's bitch and moan about their kid not doing well. But the parents aren't even making sure their kid has their homework done or studies for tests.

A lot of the reason is the degradation of the family today. It's perfectly acceptable to a lot of people for a woman to be a single mother because she wasn't smart enough to make sure the guy used a condom. I mean we've got f*cking 15 and 16 year olds with kids.

The girl I'm starting to date now is finishing up her masters and will be doing her final semester in student teaching this spring. She's already started teaching and she's got students who are 17 and have kids. What kind of values is someone who's a parent at 17 going to teach their own kid?

Yes the schools are primarily teaching abstinence these days because they get federal funding if they do so but its the parents job to provide information on sex as well, not just the schools. If you haven't talked to your kid about sex by the time they're in 8th grade these days, you're not doing your job. That's why we're having to start handing out birth control to f*cking middle school students now.

Parents complain about video games showing sex and violence but then let their 10 year old watch TV shows like Nip/Tuck, Sex and the City, etc. And who's fault is it when a parent buys their kid said video game and its got things in it the parent doesn't want their kid seeing? The video game companies of course. Couldn't possibly be the parents fault for buying them the f*cking game in the first place.

And if you don't want to be stuck with student loan bills, you better start doing well so you get scholarships. And pick a field that isn't over-saturated with people. Try an engineering field.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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