Monday, October 1st 2007

Demonoid Back Online; Blocks North American Users to Avoid Legal Troubles

Last week, Demonoid was down for quite some time, and everyone seemed to think it was due to the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Demonoid is back with a vengeance, and proudly proclaims they were not shut down, rather, they merely had a bit of server trouble. However, to avoid future issues with the CRIA (and possibly the American RIAA), they are prohibiting anyone from North America to access their tracker. ISOHunt.com and it's partners have followed suit, presumably for the same reasons.Source: DailyTech
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26 Comments on Demonoid Back Online; Blocks North American Users to Avoid Legal Troubles

#1
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I love how all these websites are banning Americans.
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#2
Leon2ky
I'm one of the original users of Demonoid, back when Suprnova was king, this sucks ass. :shadedshu
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#4
warup89
Dang it, i live in FL, and this just sucks! Torrentspy, demonoid, what more :mad:
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#5
mdm-adph
by: warup89
Dang it, i live in FL, and this just sucks! Torrentspy, demonoid, what more :mad:
Write your congressman to respect common-carrier laws in respect to telecommunications. Or move to another country, your choice.
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#6
pbmaster
This may be a dumb question, but does this mean that Americans can no longer use the site period?
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#7
warup89
by: mdm-adph
Write your congressman to respect common-carrier laws in respect to telecommunications. Or move to another country, your choice.
hmmm, i just wanna see what else is banned because these ppl are are planning to shut down internet radio too.
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#8
Jimmy 2004
Ahh well. No change to life in the UK :)
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#9
joinmeindeath417
thats why they invented proxy sites...ha

proxysalt.com

just type in the email address and it uses a foreign proxy...YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT FROM ME
:twitch:

...<_<
...>_>

:looks out for the government:
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#10
Grimskull
yeh i heard that the retards in the RIAA are shutting down internet radio from the USA also. Sucks to be living there, getting shut down from net radio, trackers, Patriot Act etc etc....... Big brother is watching you North America, pity hes a dumb a$$!

Over here in Europe they arent that strict on it.... but that remains to be seen!!!! Yeh they dont like downloading copyrighted stuff etc..... but there is some freedom!
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#11
Grimskull
Forgot to mention, as of 16.11GMT, Demonoid is offline!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! they are having problems.....
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#12
ChaoticBlankness
I never used the green demon, didn't like the concept of having to register there to use it. I prefer a certain bay of pirates that would never yield to the recording industry. :rockout:
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#13
computer
This really sucks, I have been along time user of this site and I will no longer be able to enjoy a high quality torrent tracker. :(
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#14
ktr
There is plenty of sites, that off-sites from demonoid, so no worries.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: ChaoticBlankness
I never used the green demon, didn't like the concept of having to register there to use it. I prefer a certain bay of pirates that would never yield to the recording industry. :rockout:
The benfit to using a tracker like Demonoid, is that fakes and spam are quickly dealt with, and the speed is generally better. It's also not flooded with porn. Well worth signing up for. Oh, and recently, they've been allowing unregistered users access to all torrents 2 weeks old and newer.


@Zek (and everyone else) - The article doesn't say anything about North America being blocked from demonoid, it says only Canada. I can confirm that my client still connects to the tracker just fine.
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#16
Frogger
as of right now home page is closed for upgrade will have to see if it comes back up for canada in the am
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#17
Wile E
Power User
Here's a pic of my client saying the tracker status is OK.

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#18
Lopez0101
Yeah, you're downloading Linux alright. =P Some super secret version that you had to white out I'll bet.
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: Lopez0101
Yeah, you're downloading Linux alright. =P Some super secret version that you had to white out I'll bet.
Yep, Linux 2000 Pro to be exact. :roll:
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#20
Lopez0101
I forgot to mention this in my last post but shame on you're share ratio, what kind of friend of the internet are you? Bad Wile!
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#21
Frogger
My client is currently seeding fine on one of the other rigs will have to see if i can start a fresh DL of LINUX later and SEE of it continues to dl
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#22
Wile E
Power User
by: Lopez0101
I forgot to mention this in my last post but shame on you're share ratio, what kind of friend of the internet are you? Bad Wile!
LOL, no. My ratio on Demonoid is good. There was only one other peer on that torrent, and he finished well before I did. It was upped by someone last year sometime, just got it a few weeks ago.
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#23
Wile E
Power User
And confirmation that it effects Canada only. Quoted from their front page:
Downtime

We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this.

Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience.
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ive never been able to get in on Demonoid, because I dont know anyone who would INVITE ME!!! ::nudge nudge, wink wink:: however, private trackers are one of the best. Im currently on Araditracker and they got most of everything I ever need.
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#25
mello_newf
Yeah it blocks me when I try to get into Demonoid.:mad:
But a proxy works so it's not a huge deal...
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