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Update: Demonoid will be taken offline by BREIN

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Hmm... they don't have the contingency plans that TPB had, do they?
#2
god bless canada for their lack of copyright laws
#3
What happens to peoples accounts?, I think I download/seeded about 3gb in total, That was about 2 years ago when a big clampdown was announced, I bailed out!

What I downloaded wasn't exactly illegal as I had the original cd/licence but it was damaged so I download another copy, The sharing/seeding however would be frowned upon......
[mod]#4
Iom-RF
What happens to peoples accounts?, I think I download/seeded about 3gb in total, That was about 2 years ago when a big clampdown was announced, I bailed out!

What I downloaded wasn't exactly illegal as I had the original cd/licence but it was damaged so I download another copy, The sharing/seeding however would be frowned upon......


They are only ever interested in heavy users and even then in this country the law has yet to be passed that will prosecute you for using for personal use. They only bother if you are reproducing and selling it on. :thumbsup:
#5
Syzable
They are only ever interested in heavy users and even then in this country the law has yet to be passed that will prosecute you for using for personal use. They only bother if you are reproducing and selling it on. :thumbsup:


I suppose it would cost to much to nail everyone, But I think I bailed out at the right time, Its just getting stricter and stricter!
#6
Iom-RF
What happens to peoples accounts?, I think I download/seeded about 3gb in total, That was about 2 years ago when a big clampdown was announced, I bailed out!

What I downloaded wasn't exactly illegal as I had the original cd/licence but it was damaged so I download another copy, The sharing/seeding however would be frowned upon......


You shouldn't be as worried as me,

Uploaded: 62.96 GB
Downloaded: 175.86 GB

=/
#7
[SIZE=2]So your sharing ratio's pretty crap then? (just messing) How can you download that much stuff?[/SIZE]
[mod]#8
There are two private sites i'm on where my figures are in TB's :oops:
#9
The UK Government has publically announced on many occasions what Syzable says there, they simply don't have the man power or resources to pursue every downloader so they just send trading standards/FACT etc after the big boys (mostly Chinese/London gangsters) and as long as home downloaders exercise some restraint and common sense then it's safe to say that they're OK, although its obviously not encouraged.
#10
Nearly 180gb!!?, How many years/months is that over?

Thats a huuuuuuuuge amount!
#11
Paddy_o_furniture
[SIZE=2]So your sharing ratio's pretty crap then? (just messing) How can you download that much stuff?[/SIZE]


Yes lol, it always has been. I'm limited to 80kb/s upload. I had two/three big harddrives and a burning out PSU :)
#12
Not really, I know people with TB's of data on their ratios.
#13
Iom-RF
Nearly 180gb!!?, How many years/months is that over?

Thats a huuuuuuuuge amount!


Ur, April 06, but I don't download frequently.

Yeh I know of people with big ratios, if my ratio for all my torrents and ftp groups I've shared with friends & family it'll be in the TB's.

When you've got a 20mb line you've gotta use it for things like that.
#14
Who's your ISP? Don't they throttle you to death for downloading that much?
#15
Paddy_o_furniture
Who's your ISP? Don't they throttle you to death for downloading that much?


NTL, now Virgin Media. Well I usually give it fill blip down&up stream through 12am to 4am, then if I do, they'll stop the connection so that my modem has to be restarted. Though, during the day I usually upload at about 30kb/s, and download at up to 2mb/s.
#16
they're also less bothered about the 'free' stuff and are more concerned about the people who make profit from selling illegal DVD's etc.
#17
Spark
Not really, I know people with TB's of data on their ratios.


thats like me :whistling:
#18
And I thought I was bad at 30 gig in 1 year downloaded and about 12 gig uploaded!
#19
ryouga
And I thought I was bad at 30 gig in 1 year downloaded and about 12 gig uploaded!


****. I can do that in a day, if I put my mind to it.
#20
thats it its just to easy to download things :)
its sad to see this happen though TR's being throttled from what i hear and supernova went a while ago
#21
Suprnova went AGGEEESSS ago. lol. It did come back as newnova but I think that's gone too.
[mod]#22
duckmagicuk2
Suprnova went AGGEEESSS ago. lol. It did come back as newnova but I think that's gone too.


Supernova...........now there's a blast from the past. Was a great site at the time. :)
#23
Notice it's finally disappeared this week. Sad times indeed...
#24
Suprnova is back now actually, hopefully one day it will be better than it used to be.

I remember when I used to download about 6gb everyday, these days I've chilled out quite considerably.

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