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    Demonoid Busted

    Ukrainian officials shut down BitTorrent tracker site Demonoid.com, following last week's DDoS attack that left the site temporarily shuttered,according to TorrentFreak.

    Housed at ColoCALL, the largest data center in the Ukraine, all information from Demonoid's servers has been copied and sealed by investigators, an anonymous ColoCALL source told Ukrainian newspaper Kommersant. Some equipment was seized, though pieces left behind are no longer in working condition, causing the data center to end its agreement with Demonoid.

    The site allegedly blocked all Ukrainian IP addresses, "to avoid upsetting the locals," TorrentFreak reported, therefore not circumventing the country's law. Still, it attracted the attention of the authorities, and the raid came shortly after the DDoS attack.

    On July 26, more than a million Demonoid users realized they couldn't access the site, and were met with a "server busy" message, suggesting technical difficulties on the tracker's part, TorrentFreak reported last week.

    When the news site contacted Demonoid two weeks ago, they were told that the tracker was overloaded by a DDoS attack, "which hit the server hard," TorrentFreak said, leaving a series of problems in its wake. The problems were expected to take some time to fix, leading to the Ukrainian officials' investigation.

    Demonoid's takedown is the biggest BitTorrent-related raid in what TorrentFreak called recent memory, not to mention one that has knocked out one of the world's largest torrent tracker sites.

    "Experts point out that the site has a lot of spare servers and the owners could easily restore it," the Ukrainian paper said, adding from its source that the nameless founder of Demonoid is currently located in Mexico, and that he or she could restore the site within 15 minutes.

    "However, judging by the fact that the management of the site [has] not, most likely the tracker was closed forever," the ColoCALL staffer said.
    Demonoid has been filed on the United States Trade Representative list, among notorious sites like The Pirate Bay and Megaupload.

    Megaupload was shuttered this year for rampant copyright infringement, while The Pirate Bay has been blocked by various ISPs around the world. Last month, however, a report from the BBC found that the Pirate Bay blocking was not doing much to stop file-sharing in the U.K.

    Source: Ukrainian Officials Shut Down Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    Another Source: Demonoid Busted As A Gift To The United States Government | TorrentFreak
    This sucks.

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    I don't know why they do this, pirating is impossible to stop. They are just wasting resources on shit that does not need it.

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    Let's move to the netherlands where sharing information is an actual RELIGION.

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    didnt use demonoid that much so



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    Lets admit it guys, it would be a much better world if we all paid people for their work.

    However, we need a source of information and data that can't be interrupted by the government.



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    What!? I stopped using them a year ago I was just planning on getting some new music lately


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    KickAssTorrents FTW i guess =P





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    Quote Originally Posted by Azathᴏth View Post
    Let's move to the netherlands where sharing information is an actual RELIGION.
    How are Russia's laws with information sharing? Demonoid 2.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehsyrus View Post


    How are Russia's laws with information sharing? Demonoid 2.0?

    Russia - Zero fucks given

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabuuty671 View Post
    What!? I stopped using them a year ago I was just planning on getting some new music lately
    Pirated music download sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InCognito View Post



    Russia - Zero fucks given
    I think we now know where to set up Demonoid 2.0

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    Oh wow they took down a whole website. I hope they think that was worth the money.


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    I really hope Ukraine chokes on the US's dick.

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