Why Ukraine Shut Down DemonoidAdded: Monday, August 13th, 2012
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This won’t be a surprise for anyone – Ukraine has shut down Demonoid tracker virtually for nothing in a bid to impress the United States. Indeed, the local police have decided to try and impress the entertainment industry by taking offline a website, Demonoid, which it doesn’t like.
In the meantime, Demonoid doesn’t appear to have actually committed any crime, so the experts agree it was taken offline on the nod and wink of the US creative industry rather than anything that could be called “evidence”.
One of the world’s largest BitTorrent trackers, Demonoid, was shut down on 25 July by a massive DDoS attack. Thus far, it is still unclear whether the attack was launched by Ukraine, the United States, entertainment industry, or was just a coincidence. After the attack, the local police took extraordinary steps to ensure the servers remained inaccessible, in order to show the United States that the country takes intellectual property rights seriously.
Press reports reveal that the Ukrainian officials arrived at ColoCall (Toller), the largest data centre in the country, to take the BitTorrent tracker offline. The police copied all the data from the tracker’s servers, sealed them, and forced the data centre to cancel Demonoid’s contract.
In response, the tracker’s headquarters in Mexico and its operators declared the site would be back. In case it will be, the entire effort is just a waste of time. The worrying part is that the BitTorrent tracker never broke Ukrainian law, but had to go out of its way to avoid miffing the government. Demonoid also blocked all Ukrainian IP addresses to avoid any further complaints.
Apparently, the American government leant on Ukraine to do what it was told. Not coincidentally, the country’s Interior Ministry announced that the online service was taken offline the very night before its First Deputy Prime Minister arrived in the United States in order to discuss copyright. Taking down one of the largest BitTorrent tracker cleared the way for the US representatives to praise Ukraine for its efforts to protect US inventors and creators.
In other words, Ukraine won’t longer be a safe haven for the servers which deliver the material America doesn’t like. Meanwhile, it doesn’t seem to bother the United States that its new ally is ignoring the rule of law.
Since Demonoid hasn’t committed any crime in any country, it wasn’t charged. But the United States still believes that it can lean on other governments and switch off whatever website it wants.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article
Monday, August 13th, 2012
|Contrary to rule of law and Democratic due process ,how very surprising for the Americans (not),we are talking about the same Americans who can arrest without charge and detain indefinitely anyone they do`nt particularly like contrary to due process and have been known to use waterboarding on same to illicit confessions (I won`t cite The self proclaimed witch hunter Mr Hopkins and the Inquisitions as even they had trials those in Guantanamo do not).It is no surprise that they seek to take down all the filesharing sites they can by whatever means they can since the legal route with ACTA and the Trans pacific Partnership have all sunk like a stone in the EU,so corrupt officials in certain countries will be brought into the American fold to crap on their own people and the laws protecting any rights will be bypassed by the Americans yet again.|
|posted by (2012-08-13 23:46:28)|
|Umm.. something wrong with this... I just checked, I downloaded the Electricial Edition of AutoCad from ET, but it came from Demonoid and completed the 5.08Gig ISO on 7/27 (the date it last accessed the file on my server)|
Of course it is not longer available here....
|I'm to old to see whats coming for the USA. Their going to rot from their own filth. History shows that empires disintegrate from the rot from within. Greeks, Romans, French, England, etc.|
|@3 what you say is true, but way back when england excised the rot and shipped it over seas, austrailia and america, criminals went to austrailia thats why its sh!t, and religious nut jobs christian jihadis and other anti freedom groups or uber pro freedom groups got shipped to america, instead of murdering eachother off in a series of jihads and race and religion wars we banded together to murder the demonic injuns and developed what is known as freedom!! america built by the blacks owned by the chinese|
|Sam, I tried to get you to post this article in the news last week...Where you just waiting for verification? Thanks for dropping now though...|
|posted by (2012-08-14 02:42:48)|
|do you honestly believe this load of bull? the Ukraine government taking it down? please.....this take down happens right after the entertainment industry makes the statement about massive file sharing site take downs and Demonoid was in there list. its obvious this load of crap is some BS cover story just like the US uses to cover there asses. DO NOT believe ANYTHING the press states as they always change things to make something look bad or better than "witch ever" the case may be.|
|@Brynn217 You probly have something like Utorrent, which can finish a seeded torrent no matter if the main tracker for it is offline, you will still get the remaining info from the utorrent peers over the softwares own tracker.|
As for the USA taking down another filesharing site, that is faking bull I loved Demonoid since it had all the smaller software, tv series etc that most other torrent sites do not have, I mean it was the place to go for android aps, storage wars and new yankee workshop episodes lol.
Fak you greedy bastages in corporate America, if you evolve your business to factor in you have customers who want stuff online and at fair price, you would get infinately more sales, need proof just look at Steam, no one buys games from the store on their service, just online limited liscences to play the games, since there is no retail store, packaging and shipping, the price of the games are actually what they should be, so people buy games there freely and willingly aposed to pirating it.
If we had same option for sotware and music, movies, tv shows etc there would be more people happy to pay!
|posted by (2012-08-14 07:08:15)|
|hope ET LIVES ON WE LOVE YOU|
|Since Demonoid hasn’t committed any crime in any country, it wasn’t charged. But the United States still believes that it can lean on other governments and switch off whatever website it wants.|
From the comment above about "Demonoid hasn’t committed any crime" I totally agree on. If this leads to this "But the United States still believes that it can lean on other governments and switch off whatever website it wants. " I think its wrong. I am surprised that Demonoid went down but in the end besides this comment, I also totally think the goverments should keep out and be done with it they have given themselves a bad name for all of us to download from Demonoid or any site in the future will have to backup the server with HTTrack and download to our Pcs
|demonoid is selling all their domain names, so they are not going to come back with the old name at least.|
It might be some other funky name or something, but it sure won't be demonoid any more. bit(.)ly/P6nLll
|Wow, the land of the free? don t see how that is true anymore|
|posted by (2012-08-14 15:08:18)|
|so while all these countries are busy bending over kissing the a@$'s of the U.S entertainment industry the U.S government will come in behind and f@#K them up the A@#|
|posted by (2012-08-14 19:22:25)|
|i was one of the people that wanted to stay in the USA but as time has past you could not pay me to stay there they shout thre kids with guns (and the big wiggs of the country shout the right to bare arms ) so the good old USA is going down the toilet and taking the rest of the ass kissing countries with them land of the free HA HA HA HA|
|NWO creeps ever closer and tightens it's cancerous grip.|
|It is Not End Of Demonoid It Is End Of Torrent World.Every Thing On net is payable But Only torrent is free.we want to make rules about uploading of music and movies if we ignore that fight we loose free and cheap thing...|
|posted by (2012-08-15 17:28:45)|
|Wow, shame on America and shame on the Ukraine.|
Shame on all Americans for letting this happen.
|Oh, COME ON, people! We come here to STEAL content that other people paid to create. We can't complain about our "freedom" to do so. We have no such freedom. The battle between creators and leecher such as ourselves is as old as the internet. The only issues here of any concern are the way the US seems to expect the right to confiscate, shut down, arrest, etc without thr proper due process in place, yet would never extradite it's OWN citizens to face charges of infringing other countries copyright. They seem to think they can police the world and be immune themselves. But, TBH, we all KNOW that Demonoid is used mainly for copyright theft. But that gives nobody a right to target them. It's just a lot easier than going after individual uploaders, but that is what they should do. If you are stealing material and sharing it around, YOU should be ready to accept your fate when the copyright owners kick your door down. I steal movies and software because I'd rather get it for free than pay for it. I steal because I'm cheap and I like the odds of getting away with it. Let's all stop bullshitting each other about the "evil Illuminati/lizard people" and their "plot" to subvert our freedom. There IS NO freedom to steal. Stop wasting time sounding like an idiotic conspiracy nut and spend it finding the next generation of methods of getting away with it.|
|demonoid was good ! it sucks !|
|posted by (2012-08-16 02:24:51)|
|I would imagine each of us locks our flats at night or when we are away from home. We are thieves hacked off because our victims locked the windows. Ironic innit?|
|posted by (2012-08-16 11:57:36)|
|criminals went to austrailia thats why its sh!t|
Funny , I think Its one of the best places on the planet ....
|posted by (2012-08-16 12:58:01)|
|I find it hilarious how many of you talk sh*t about the US and entertainment companies. Yet here you are enjoying products from the US. You are a bunch of hypocrites.|
|......Be swift God with your judgement on this world;Brothers and Sisters;in spite of what we see taking place;we must get ourselves right before the "end"...surely it's taking place-NOW!..Be Blessed ALL.........thx 4 nfo ET..||
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