Ukraine Government Shuts Down Demonoid As A Gift To The U.S.

Posted Aug 6, 2012

The Ukraine Interior ministry has seized all of Demonoid’s servers.  Demonoid is a torrent search engine that is similar to The Pirate Bay.  The Interior ministry was scheduled to visit the U.S. government so the timing on this take-down may not have been coincident according to TorrentFreak.

Below is an excerpt from TorrentFreak about Demonoid’s take down:

“A source inside the Interior Ministry has informed Kommersant that the raid on Demonoid was timed to coincide with the very first trip of Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky?s trip to the United States. On the agenda: copyright infringement.

Ukraine had promised the United States that it would improve its attitude and efforts towards enforcing copyright and no doubt its Western partner will be very pleased indeed that Demonoid’s head has been presented on a platter.”