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Demonoid.com Torrent Tracker Site Finally Shut Down By The Canadian RIAA

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
From zeropaid.com 9th November '07

It was about a month and a half ago that Demonoid was shut down due to apparent pressure by the Canadian Recording Industry Association(CRIA). The site reappeared a few days later, but was forced to begin blocking Canadian visitors.

Now it seems that the CRIA has successfully pressured Demonoid's ISP into discontinuing its rental of servers to the very popular BitTorrent tracker site.

A message on the site now reads:

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.

Apparently blocking Canadian visitors was not enough. But, shouldn't it be legal in Canada if it technically complies with Canadian copyright laws? As usual the CRIA doesn't seem to care and Demonoid will no doubt be forced to pack up and move elsewhere once again. Maybe Sweden will be its next stop.

What's interesting to also note is that the CRIA has been reduced to little more than a front for foreign music interests. After the much publicized departure of virtually all canadian music labels last year following a dispute over radio content rules and grant programs for emerging artists, it became truly apparent to all that the "C" in the CRIA means anything but Canadian these days and should instead read "Cartel" to accurately describe its desire to control the supply and demand of all things music. At the very least it ought to drop the "C" and add an "A," for all it is is a foreign subsidiary of the RIAA.



Yet, despite all this the CRIA is allowed to throw its weight around in Canada and to pressure ISPs to shut down sites even if they seem to comply with Canadian laws. So much for national sovereignty and net neutrality.
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#1
More will come, more will come.....
#2
Canada is wierd. As I understand it, you are not allowed to copy a cd and give it to a friend but ARE allowed to lend your CD to your friend and HE can copy it quite legally :?
#3
As they say though they will just find a new server from somewhere else.
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Shengis
Canada is wierd. As I understand it, you are not allowed to copy a cd and give it to a friend but ARE allowed to lend your CD to your friend and HE can copy it quite legally :?


Yeah - it's something to do with the duty added to the price of all recordable media which goes to the recording industry, which allows Canadians to legally 'pirate' stuff, because they've paid for the content through the recordable media duty. It's illegal to give someone a copy of something because if they haven't paid for the media, they have no right to own a copy of the content.

The industry did well with that one, didn't they?
#5
Oh those crazy russian... er canadians :lol:

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