"Investigators from the country's Ministry of Internal Affairs raided the data centre that was hosting the website's servers.
Torrents allow users to download music, video and other internet content by downloading small bits of files from others' computers at the same time.
The shutdown is the latest news in a campaign against file-sharing sites.
It follows the US's closure of Megaupload, and several European ISPs (internet service providers) being ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay.
Demonoid was listed alongside both of these sites in The Notorious Markets List - a document drawn up by the US government at the end of last year highlighting services that "merit further investigation for possible intellectual property rights infringements".
It noted that Demonoid "recently ranked among the top 600 websites in global traffic and the top 300 in US traffic"."
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Nevermind86 Somalia. August 08 2012 05:02. Posts 416
Demonoid? omg... all the music I downloaded there... this is bad bad bad bad.
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I still support fighting copyright infringement (always have), but I really think we need to develop some sort of alternative system. The existing laws suck. I don't really have an issue going after the main perpetrators though.
wozzot United States. August 08 2012 05:13. Posts 781
On August 08 2012 05:13 FabledIntegral wrote: I still support fighting copyright infringement (always have), but I really think we need to develop some sort of alternative system. The existing laws suck. I don't really have an issue going after the main perpetrators though.
I agree with everything said here. The laws haven't kept up over time and its reflected in this mass "censoring of the internet" movement. Thankfully many artists release their product for free nowadays, but I'd still prefer there not being a legal issue every time a 12 year old downloads a song they like.
Write your own song!
yrba1 United States. August 08 2012 05:21. Posts 241
On August 08 2012 05:13 wozzot wrote: From the articles I've read, it looks like Ukrainian law enforcement is being vague about exactly what laws have been violated, which isn't surprising given how corrupt its government is.
Maybe they'll actually try to examine the contents of the servers for infringing material, but it's most likely just an excuse to seize them and refuse to give them back under any circumstances.
They didn`t seize servers, just disabled them.
Flameling United States. August 08 2012 05:29. Posts 399
On August 08 2012 05:21 yrba1 wrote: Wonder if they're gonna shut down mediafire too?
Well, as far as I know, mediafire seems to be doing a pretty good job removing all of the files that violate the TOS, or however else you would say it. Though, it's mostly just from my experience though, noticing deleted files.
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reki- Netherlands. August 08 2012 05:29. Posts 276