Saturday, November 10th 2007

Torrent Tracker Demonoid Shut Down by CRIA

There seems to be a worldwide crackdown on piracy, as of late. Demonoid was once shut down by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, and then came back on the promise that Canadians could not access Demonoid. Unfortunately for anyone hoping for a fast and easy way to download that latest Linux distribution, the CRIA had a nasty surprise for the administrators of Demonoid. You can see the nasty surprise on the front page 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.
This method of site shutdown, called "upstream takedown", was done in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright ActSource: DailyTech
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47 Comments on Torrent Tracker Demonoid Shut Down by CRIA

#2
Makaveli
Talk about dirty Tactics.
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#3
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Makaveli
Talk about dirty Tactics.
ditto...
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hey lets shut down myspace since you can DL music off it for free :shadedshu CRIA can burn
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#5
laszlo
also today hungarian police seized 80 servers of torrent sites, but a few still working...:laugh:
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#6
Scrizz
I wonder who's next?
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#7
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I would LOVE if someone whould shut down myspace...
@ Scrizz: I wonder who's left? :F
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#8
intel igent
by: PVTCaboose1337
So sad for all the pirates.
HEY!

im a pirate.
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#9
OnBoard
Why is it that big companies can blackmail all they want, but if we do it it's against the law?

This sounds as stupid as someone speeding in school zone -> lets go to the source and shut down the neighborhood gas station, so no-one can't speed anymore at that site. Was it that gas stations fault that someone whom they provided speed used it illegally?

Parents have to take their kids to school with hydrogen busses and gas station owners kids have to starve as some stupid CRIA members blackmailed them :(
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#10
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
this is a very sad day amongst pirates....

Demonoid was huge but I think they knew what was coming as when ever I tried to sign up to an account to get to their torrents it wouldnt let me claiming they had already reached their Max level of uses & you couldnt join unless you had a special Invitation/serial key from them....

Rust in peace Demonoid
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#11
b1lk1
All I will say is that you guys spouting off that the pirates cannot be stopped are really gonna be eating your words in the next few years to come. Your idiotic logic that software/music/movies/whatever is costing too much and you deserve it for free is gonna finally be squashed. Please, noone needs to respond to me with a personal attack since I am not attacking anyone personally. But I do firmly agree with the fact that pirating is what makes things cost more and I have no sympathy for these sham sites getting closed. The sooner they all get closed down the sooner our prices will drop.
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#12
Firedomain
all i can say is

You cant stop piracy, dont bother trying.
Once the internet was created it all blew up (piracy... the good kind of blew up! )
& thats a large thing keeping the net going at the rate it is.
Give up, we will all find bigger & better ways 2 stay under the radar!:roll:


so :toast: to all the pirates keeping the system running.

another revelation is coming & we'll just keep making them better.:respect:

EDIT: (b1lk1 this isn't a comeback 2 ur last post. i didn't see it when i wrote this & i pretty much agree with the prices thing!!!)
(p.s. im not exactly sober!)
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#13
bim27142
so sad...

i loved demonoid...
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#15
rhythmeister
This sucks, I used to get episodes of TV progs that I had missed due to other commitments. I guess the bastards'll come after ME now cos I didn't programme a video recorder to record these videos but used the internet and Torrent software!Oh, and piracy will act to keep software/ audio/ video prices down as far as I'm concerned; if Joe/ Joanne Public can get it free then making it more attractive by NOT ripping them off horrendously acts to encourage sales-just look at sales of the most recent Radiohead album (In rainbows). They did very well from the album with some people only paying a pittance but they cut out the middleman, in this case record companies, so they kept their earnings :D

Respect to the unauthorised lenders/ friends I've not met in person as of yet!
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#16
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: hat
I would LOVE if someone whould shut down myspace...
What's so bad about it? If you dont like it, then dont use it. Plain and simple. Just because you dont like something doesnt mean others feel the same. So saying you wish someone would shut down myspace is a selfish act.
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#17
LonGun
hopefully the sites that aren't down by the law yet will study and learn some lessons, not to let an open spot where could be shutting them down like the others.
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#18
XooM
and thepiratebay keeps going strong.
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#19
Firedomain
thats coz thepiratebay has whats know as "swedish heritage".... lucky bastards...
ah well thank god for the net interlacing all of us!!!! id die without it!!!

(on that note.. how funny would it b if everyone switched off there comps at the same time.... as far as im concerned... there would b a lot of ppls house equipment & power plants blowing up!!!! & the temporary death of RAM viruses.)
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#20
Widjaja
Pirating has been out since my older brother own an Amiga 500.
From what I remember games were just as expensive then as they are now.
It's not going to stop.
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#21
keakar
by: b1lk1
All I will say is that you guys spouting off that the pirates cannot be stopped are really gonna be eating your words in the next few years to come. Your idiotic logic that software/music/movies/whatever is costing too much and you deserve it for free is gonna finally be squashed. Please, noone needs to respond to me with a personal attack since I am not attacking anyone personally. But I do firmly agree with the fact that pirating is what makes things cost more and I have no sympathy for these sham sites getting closed. The sooner they all get closed down the sooner our prices will drop.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

you really are deluded if you think this will ever have the effect of lowering prices.

they cant RAISE prices as long as piracy is there because honest people will only pay so much before they turn to "alternate" means of getting media. eliminate piracy and overnight you can double the price or more on media.

if you never had one pirated copy made the prices would be way way higher than you pay now. if you could flip a switch and as of this second nothing could be pirated any more, the companies would be fighting over each other to see who could be the fastest to raise prices the most.

as long as pirates are there they keep the media companies prices lower because if you can get a pirate copy they have no choice but to supply us with a reasonably priced legal copy or you wont buy it.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
now that actually makes sense keaker
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#23
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
There will always be some decent pirate sites, such as thepiratebay. Their servers are in Sweden, where no copywrite laws exist. Also, little known fact, in cyprus its perfectly legal to buy and sell copied software.. hmm... I wonder where the next wave of pirate sites will be based ;)
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#24
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
lol off to cyprus
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#25
IcrushitI
Come on guys lets get with it, they have to shut down P2P, because if you have kept up with the latest news, the movie industry, as an example are selling top grade movies to the Chinese for $2.90 a dvd,to keep them from pirating (the average chinese makes about $80 a month, and so are roughly most of the Asians, I'm talking about Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand) the last thing they want is for us to get pissed off and download the movies from asia and keep charging us $20 to $25 or more here. That is what the shutting down P2P is all about. Theirs more but thats enough for now.
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