It seems BREIN has won their battle against Demonoid although the victory is very limited. Today, BREIN announced that Leaseweb has agreed to reveal the identity of the owner of Demonoid as well as take the site offline, this time for good.
BREIN also revealed that had Leaseweb not complied with their demand, they would have faced a 50,000 Euro fine per day.
"Hosting provider Leaseweb today complied with the demands of Dutch anti-piracy organization BREIN regarding the illegal website Demonoid.com," BREIN's press statement reads. "BREIN had summoned Leaseweb in a legal procedure demanding that Demonoid.com would be made inaccessible and the identity details of the owner would be provided to BREIN. The hearing was to take place in the District Court of Amsterdam tomorrow."
"Leaseweb signed a cease-and-desist undertaking which stipulates that it will keep Demonoid offline under penalty of 50.000 Euro per day. In addition Leaseweb supplied the name, address and bank details of their client to BREIN. These actions comply with the demands of BREIN which therefor does not continue with the hearing."
However, Demonoid has been preparing for the move and last week transferred their domain to Canada, so they will not be going offline, at least for the time being. They are also out of the jurisdiction of BREIN now, but the owner's revealed identity may prove damaging.