The popular bittorrent tracker Demonoid has reportedly been shut down by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. TorrentFreak contacted some of the Demonoid administrators and they are not exactly sure what happened, it seems that Demonoid’s Canadian ISP pulled the plug because of pressure from the CRIA however I haven’t been able to really find any hard evidence to confirm this.
This is not the first time that Demonoid has suffered major down time, in June they had to move their ISP from the Netherlands to Canada after the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN filed a subpoena against Demonoid’s ISP in the Netherlands.
Demonoid is the second largest bittorrent tracker in the world, behind The Pirate Bay. This is a huge hit to the bittorrent community and my guess is Demonoid will have to relocate again to get back online.