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27th Sep 2007 Thu, 23:43
Demonoid.com, one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers has allegedly been taken offline by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). Both the tracker and the website have been unresponsive for nearly 48 hours now.
As of now it is still unsure what exactly happened, but the popular Dutch news site nu.nl reports that the CRIA is responsible for the downtime.
Right now, the Demonoid server is still pinging, but the ISP could have firewalled everything after they received some serious legal threats. Deimos, the founder and the head admin of the site is unreachable and has not responded yet.
This is not the first time Demonoid suffers major downtime due to pressure from the anti-piracy lobby. Demonoid had to move its servers from The Netherlands to Canada in June after The Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN filed a subpoena against Demonoid’s ISP. BREIN had asked the ISP to take Demonoid offline and hand over the administrator’s personal details, but Demonoid relocated their servers before any harm was done.
Unfortunately, it now seems that Canada is not the “safe haven” as they expected it to be. It is likely that Demonoid has to relocate again, for the second time in three months.
Demonoid tracks over a million .torrent files and is the second largest BitTorrent tracker after The Pirate Bay. The shutdown of the site and tracker is a huge blow for the BitTorrent community that lost 2 of the most popular BitTorrent trackers (TorrentBox was taken offline for US users a 2 days ago) within 24 hours.
Taken from slashdot.com
27th Sep 2007 Thu, 23:49
paktay nanaman tayo huhu
27th Sep 2007 Thu, 23:53
sa pinas na lang sila o sa china :lol:
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 00:06
uu nga... mamigay lang cla ng pera d2 :rofl:
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 00:53
hahay :sigh: i miss demonoid..dun lang aq nagadownload ng torrent ehh..:weep:
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 01:15
oooh so that's why... i hope they get back online soon :weep:
in the meantime, i get my torrents from mininova.org and torrentspy.com
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 13:44
galing sa p2pnet, 14 hours ago pinost
Demonoid IS NOT DEAD!
p2pnet news | P2P:- Reports to the contrary notwithstanding, Demonoid hasn’t been killed by Canada’s RIAA.
Demonoid down, p2pnet reported yesterday, going on:
The CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association of America), Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA clown (sorry, clone), is noted more for its failures, which are legion, than its successes, which are few.
However, it may have scored against BitTorrent tracker Demonoid.
We went on to quote Torrentfreak in The Netherlands as the source and today, when you go to http://demonoid.com/, you still get: “The connection has timed out”.
So is this because the CRIA was able to intimidate Demonoid’s ISP?
No, says Demonoid. It’s down, but not out.
“May have” was the operative phrase and, “Ok folks, here it is,” says a chat log with Torrentfreak’s Ernesto, going on:
Demonoid is down. It has been for around 2 day almost. The reason is down is unknown, and is still unknown. It HASNN’T beam RAIDed, shutdown, terminated, deleted, burned, mamed, all thrown under a bridge. There had been speculation as demonoid,com whereabouts, well, the rurmors are false.
The chat goes on to seriously slag Torrentfreak for reporting the CRIA was behind Demonoid’s alleged demise and correctly concludes:
Just for the record, the CRIA (despite the name) does NOT represent Canadian artists, and the Canadian music industry. It is an AMERICAN Association based in Canada to represent the RIAA here.
Actually, guys, it isn’t even American.
The CRIA, RIAA and all the other alphabet Big 4 organised music cartel organisations around the world are run by EMI (Britain), Vivendi Universal (France) and Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), with Warner Music bringing up the rear as the only US label. And even that’s run by a Canadian.
Meanwhile, a lot of people will be relieved to know Demonoid isn’t dead and will be eagerly looking forward to its early return.
So stay tuned.
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 14:39
Dapat magkaroon na rin ng Anonymous ISPs. Parang ung systema ng anonymous banking ng Bahamas and Cayman Islands. Protected ung client ng ISP.
Tama si brother anachist, dito na lang cla sa Pinas. Sobrang welcome pa cla dito.
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 14:40
naku naman, kung kelan nakapasok nko sa Demonoid...tsaka nman nag-off line...tsk tsk:(
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 15:53
kaka member ko lang sa demonoid like 3 weeks ago
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 16:59
baka dito nagsimula
Leaseweb Reveals Owner of Demonoid.com
July 11, 2007
In a bitter battle of wills between Leaseweb and the Dutch copyright authority BREIN, it appears that BREIN has won. BREIN announced today that Leaseweb has agreed to divulge the identity of the registered owner of Demonoid.com, as well as sign the cease and desist demand which would take the site offline.
Demonoid.com is a highly popular BitTorrent tracker, which operates by invitation only. It's one of the more "exclusive" BitTorrent sites, which only allows outside membership on rare occasions - as opposed to the free-for-all philosophy of The Pirate Bay. According to Alexa.com, Demonoid.com is the 403rd most popularly ranked Internet site.
According to BREIN, it appears the Leaseweb waited to the bitter end before divulging Demonoid.com's owner. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, Leaseweb also divulged the banking information of Demonoid.com's owner.
"Hosting provider Leaseweb today complied with the demands of Dutch anti-piracy organisation BREIN regarding the illegal website Demonoid.com," BREIN's press statement reads. "BREIN had summoned Leaseweb in a legal procedure demanding that Demonoid.com would be made inaccessible and the identity details of the owner would be provided to BREIN. The hearing was to take place in the District Court of Amsterdam tomorrow."
"Leaseweb signed a cease-and-desist undertaking which stipulates that it will keep Demonoid offline under penalty of 50.000 Euro per day. In addition Leaseweb supplied the name, address and bank details of their client to BREIN. These actions comply with the demands of BREIN which therefor does not continue with the hearing."
Interestingly enough, Leaseweb fought to protect the identity of their other client, Everlasting.nu, but not Demoinoid. In a similar action, BREIN also demanded the owner's identity of Everlasting.nu, and to block access. While Leaseweb appealed the cease and desist demand for Everlating.nu, a similar courtesy was not granted to Demonoid.com for reasons unknown.
It's likely that Demonoid.com has been preparing for this event, as last week the domain transferred from their Dutch webhost to Canada - thereby negating the threat of going offline. At time of publication, Leaseweb did not responded to our request for comment.
The administration of Demonoid.com, now outside the jurisdiction of BREIN, appeared unaware of the concession from Leaseweb, stating to Slyck.com, "...we know the same as you about the matter, so there is not much we can add."
Although Leaseweb signed the cease and desist demand which would serve to take Demonoid offline, this portion of BREIN's victory serves little effect as Demonoid.com's webhost is now in Canada. However, the revelation of Demonoid.com's personal identity and bank information may prove more damaging.
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 18:34
kaya pala zero ang download rate galing sa mga demoniod trackers ang utorrent ko... :weep:
28th Sep 2007 Fri, 19:35
Sana bumangon ulit, gaya ng Pirate Bay. Naalagaan ko pa mandin ung ratio ko dito :pray: