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Thread: Anti-Piracy Organization Tries to Shut Down Demonoid

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    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
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    The Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN filed a subpoena against Demonoid’s ISP (Leaseweb) in which they demand that the site will be taken offline. It seems likely that Demonoid’s current downtime is not a hardware problem, they are probably moving to another ISP.

    Yesterday we reported that the downtime at demonoid was caused by a harddisk crash, but now it seems that the real reason for the downtime could be a bit more complicated. Demonoid is probably relocating to a new “safe haven” as we speak, this also explains why it takes a few days instead of a few hours to get back online (edit: see update).

    Tim Kuik, managing director of BREIN, said in response to the downtime at Demonoid (Dutch link): “They are probably playing hide and seek. We want Leaseweb to take and keep this, and other illegal sites offline.” This the the fist time that BREIN takes on one of the bigger BitTorrent sites. Last week they won a lawsuit against Leaseweb in a similar case, this could spell trouble for Demonoid.

    In this case the Amsterdam court decided that Leaseweb had to take down everlasting.nu and hand over the name and address of the owner. Additionally, Leaseweb was forced to take down everlasting.nu, in case the site returns in the near future. The same thing could now happen to Demonoid.

    Nearly 94% of the .torrent files on Demonoid are used to download copyrighted material according to research by TNO. BREIN will probably use this figure in court to convince the Judge that Demonoid is mainly used to download infringing content.

    Update: Demonoid now has a message on the frontpage stating that the downtime is not related to the subpoena.

    Source: TorrentFreak

    Update [June 29, 2007]: Demonoid’s ISP to Appeal Against BREIN
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    I knew it wasn't because of failed hdds...
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/p-is-...67/postcount30

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    At first I thought someone hack demonoid server.

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    It's really interesting now that so many places in the world are using their local law systems to try to regulate our global internet.

    I suppose the only way to avoid this is avoid centralization (like ISP's that host the website/server etc.)

    So is it possible for a group of users to share content and have a dynamically updating dns that isn't registered to a specific person.

    But that's going into rambling with no research. I'm sure something will happen to help avoid this (in comparison to moving servers to different countries who at the time have more leniant laws/good bribing options)
    I miss the days of random nut '03
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    Too bad it out down like this....Now all private torrents will be thinking twice about being associated with leaseweb

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    Ah fuck there goes my great share ratio .


    " June 26

    We had a system problem which will force us to restore everything from backup.
    The disks are pretty much empty right now and until we are able to upload the backup and set up everything up, we have to close down.

    We.ll be back as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    June 27

    We were planning on returning online in the next few hours - probably tomorrow afternoon. But due some recent events, and following the advice of a lot of you, we will make a few more changes that might take a few days longer. As always, thanks for you continued support and patience. For the ones wondering, the timing of the downtime was coincidental.

    Edit: We are currently performing some changes to the servers. Complete blackouts are to be expected. "

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    Sick

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    what am I to do
    Where will I get my audio books from??
    My library was going to get a system to down from but council cut budget by $150000 so it will be a cold day in hell before that happens.

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    I'm really missing them now, they better come back online soon.

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    Just updated the post with TorrentFreak http://torrentfreak.com/demonoids-is...against-brein/
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