Large Ukraine-Based BitTorrent Site Demonoid Shut Down
Demonoid was one of the largest file-sharing sites
Ukrainian authorities have taken down demonoid.com, one of the world’s largest torrent file-sharing sites.
Investigators from the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs raided the data centre that was hosting the website’s servers.
Torrents allow users to download music, video and other internet content by downloading small bits of files from others’ computers at the same time.
The shutdown is the latest news in a campaign against file-sharing sites.
It follows the US’s closure of Megaupload, and several European ISPs (internet service providers) being ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay.