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    News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    BitTorrent sites aren't safe in the Ukraine either.
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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Will be back.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Well fair play to the Ukrainians at least when they shut down a website, you cant access it any more. 1up on Britain.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Well fair play to the Ukrainians at least when they shut down a website, you cant access it any more. 1up on Britain.
    I admit I dont read the news often, but what ones have Britain shut down and failed?

    Last one I recall was that numptie thats trying to avoid extradition for hosting links to content, and I think his site went down and never returned.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    As an author myself I feel rather uncomfortable supporting "sharing communities", but I must say I feel even less inclined in supporting their adversaries and extremely uncomfortable when even in a friendly discussion with acquaintances of mine that finished law schools. Arrogance and ignorance are in abundance at both, though - in my experience, have more weight with the latter group, and that's plain scary. Here's an anecdote for you: I was asked by an acquaintance (I dare not say "friend" any more) of mine what post-graduate law studies I'd recommend him, just finishing his law degree, and I speculated - having an IT background - studies regarding copyrights and intellectual property laws will be the next big thing in "the industry". We shared a few opinions and experiences and then he commented "Public awareness? Hell, even us law students were photocopying state laws like there's no tomorrow and no one was complaining!". You see, these kind of morons later become judges, or worse. And he was best in class! This, and other experiences proved to me "sharing communities", for better or worse, rather be left alone than dealt by such "exemplary" people. On the other hand, I have no doubt which of the two groups is smarter and will prevail. Decentralized BitTorrent sharing such as Triber, combined with forced protocol encryption (obfuscation) should suffice for the next decade or so in rendering any legal actions completely pointless and data stored by ISPs in compliance with the DMCA act utterly useless. Will we see laws undermining our civil rights even more frequently because of that? You can bet your behind we will! You see, these two distinct and clashing groups will stop at nothing to spread their gospels and will pay no attention to how it affects our unsuspecting Joe/Joanne. A nanny paying hundreds of thousands for sharing 0day pop kitsch? Granny fined a fortune for illegally sharing things she wouldn't know how to make use of and doesn't know what button to push to turn PC on or off? Needless to say, all of this seems fine with both these groups. Demonoid admin is drinking his Del Boy umbrella cocktail on some beach in Mexico and planning a new comeback, and Roy Slaters the world over are sharing spoils of war between them, quite possibly illegally so, cross-referencing seized data in a rather uneducated way and later presenting them as proofs against mentioned peeps in courts of law. What can we do? Shrug?

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    The sad thing with copyright is that we have a workable and preferable alternative to use in the Creative Commons; I am hoping that with the increase in popularity and success of crowd sourced funding and the ease of self production that more artists start becoming independent so that we can side step this ridiculous war.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    I admit I dont read the news often, but what ones have Britain shut down and failed?

    Last one I recall was that numptie thats trying to avoid extradition for hosting links to content, and I think his site went down and never returned.
    We havent shut any down, but isp's were made to block access to TPB. They had a proxy running within hours so it was a waste of time

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    I'm sorry but this is not good news, I really liked Demonoid, as stated was a good place to go for rarer non copyright stuff.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Interesting. Demonoid was a pretty elite site. Membership was only by invitation!

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Interesting. Demonoid was a pretty elite site. Membership was only by invitation!
    Yeah, I always wanted to get an invite, never did in the end, but their torrents often ended up on other sites anyway, so didn't care that much.

    Well, it will be back in time if not, there are 100's of other big sites out there.

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    These days it appears that the number of safe havens for file indexing sites is fast dwindling
    There's always Mars.
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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    I don't understand why some of the posters here would think this take-down should be credited to Britain or UK authorities in general? It was requested by Interpol and Ukraine obliged since that's where the servers were hosted. Also, last I checked, UK torrent sites like UKNova and TheBox, invitation only just like Demonoid, seem to be running strong. I'm perplexed :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by howdee View Post
    I don't understand why some of the posters here would think this take-down should be credited to Britain or UK authorities in general?
    Which posters are those then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spank View Post
    We havent shut any down, but isp's were made to block access to TPB. They had a proxy running within hours so it was a waste of time
    Exactly, difference between a block and a shut down.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    The sad thing with copyright is that we have a workable and preferable alternative to use in the Creative Commons; I am hoping that with the increase in popularity and success of crowd sourced funding and the ease of self production that more artists start becoming independent so that we can side step this ridiculous war.
    Publishers need to start competing with someone outside of their little circle to bring real competition back to the market, crowd sourced funding is a great step towards this.

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    Re: News - Demonoid BitTorrent site removed, another one bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Interesting. Demonoid was a pretty elite site. Membership was only by invitation!
    Demonoid was no where near elite. It was exactly the same as TPB.

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