One of the webs finest torrent trackers Demonoid has been shut down by local establishments in Ukraine. Users were first incapable of accessing the site after a hack attack but have since been informed that authorities had raided the data center and restricted access to the servers. In technical terms, the domains IP now redirects to the dreaded 127.0.0.1 (localhost).
The raid was carried out by Ukraine’s Division of Economic Crimes after Interpol requested that it should be additionally inspected for matters relating to international copyright infringement. Though a chief administrator for Demonoid was arrested last October, it might still be possible for the site to come back into action.
Certain observers have noted that the complete shutdown of Demonoid was briefly timed with a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky’s to the United States. The visit will involve chatting over issues of copyright infringement on the international level.
The abrupt choice by Ukrainian officials to take down a site that broke no national laws proposes that Ukraine wants to get behind the United States’ attitude on file sharing.