Another one bites the dust: Demonoid is dead

In what appears to be a continuing trend, popular BitTorrent site Demonoid, has shut down. Again. On November 9, 2007, the site went dark, displaying nothing more than a cryptic message that seems to say, "the fuzz turned up the heat on our landlord and we had to bail."

It's a sad, sad day for file sharers. Oh wait, that was October 23, when the really awesome site was shut down. Or the first time Demonoid was hit (a few years ago), or back in June, or when the servers went crazy, or when they killed Canadian access...

Not to minimize the pain, but we think many people expected this. The only mainstream public torrent site brazen enough to boastfully do its thing is The Pirate Bay. In the past six months alone, Demonoid, ISOHunt (and all the sites/trackers hosted by ISOHunt), OiNK, and Torrentspy have either shut-down or become crippled to the point of being unusable. This all comes nearly three-years after the first major torrent site, Suprnova.org, shut its doors in December 2004.

Perhaps a proper memorial is in order. We at DownloadSquad, call for November 10, 2007 to stand as the "BitTorrent Day of Mourning."

Dedicated to the brave thieves who risked their internet service so we could get poor quality screeners of Million Dollar Baby...

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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