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Demonoid p2p site returns from dead

You can't keep a good demon down
Mon Oct 01 2007, 09:49

P2P SITE , Demonoid is up and running after shutting itself down following a threat the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) to club it to death in the courts.

This morning the site was up, but broken, apparently while it made repairs.

It is still being hosted by a Canadian ISP, but is blocking all Canadian traffic to avoid trouble with the CRIA.

The Demonoid homepage said it had received a letter from a lawyer representing the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and it need to start blocking Canadian traffic.

The site is already a refugee from Sweden and is using the same self preservation technique developed by Isohunt and TorrentSpy which blocked access to US users to avoid complaints from the RIAA.

However adapting the site so it only accepts non-Canadians seems to have sent the forums and main page into disarray for a while. The administrators at the site say it will take a few days to recover completely. µ


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