The list of sites that UK ISPs are requested to block by copyright holders has been updated, and now includes more popular examples such as Demonoid, and even sites that sell counterfeit luxury goods.
Community based BitTorrent tracker and website, Demonoid, has made a comeback after being down for nearly two years due to various copyright infringement complaints from governments around the world.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
A Demonoid staff member was apparently arrested in Monterrey, Mexico in October 2011, and a criminal case of intellectual property rights violations is being built against the site's owners.
After an extended period of downtime from a DDoS attack, followed by a period of malicious redirects to malware and spam sites, Demonoid has been shut down by the Ukrainian government.
Demonoid.com 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."...
As of now it is still unsure what exactly happened, but the popular Dutch news site nu.nl reports that the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is responsible for the downtime. Websites such as TorrentFreak contacted...