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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Demonoid goes offline again

What happened to Demonoid?It has gone offline again.
Well,well..It seems that the CRIA wasn't joking and wants to be taken seriously.You'll probably remember that Demonoid(,a very popular torrent site,went offline a couple of months back-thanks to the CRIA.Demonoid had its server in Canada;On September 28 2007 the BitTorrent tracker Demonoid went though a brief downtime. Subsequently it was found that the CRIA had threatened legal action and as such Canadian users are now being blocked to prevent legal action. Most Canadian IP addresses must now use a proxy server to access Demonoid.

As they say,history has repeated itself,though allowing only a very brief period for the deja vu to occur.On November 08, 2007, the CRIA forced the closing of Demonoid by threatening the company from whom they are renting their servers. The site was left as a blank page with a short statement written on it:

"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."

The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of a bunch of sodding putos that create, manufacture and market sound recordings in Canada. The organization is based in Toronto.

Will this stop people from downloading songs and other stuff illegaly?Or does this mark the beginning of a new age when illegal content would have ceased to exist on the Internet?