The Demon has returned from the ashes to claim its rightful place :D
One of the most popular torrents sites in the world Demonoid.com is now back on line after suffering from a week's downtime. The sudden death of Demonoid on 25th of September sparked fears among the bit torrent community of a possible CRIA involved shutdown. Both the tracker and site went unresponsive without any prior notification, causing millions of downloads come to a standstill. Demonoid lead admin "deimos" was also not available for comment on official Demonoid IRC channel.
However on the 29th of September, Demonoid showed signs of life with its torrent tracker inferno.demonoid.com coming back online. The site too is now back online but there is some disturbing news.
" Newspost - Sep/30/2007
We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this.
Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience. "
This news will no doubt add to the woes of bit torrent users in North American region. Leading torrent sites TorrentSpy, ISOHunt and TorrentBox have already decided to block access to US visitors as results of lawsuits filed by anti-piracy organizations. But with new torrent sites emerging daily and with giants like The Pirate Bay still online, it's highly unlikely that attempts by anti piracy organizations will do any lasting damage to the bittorrent community.