Ukraine-based torrent site Demonoid shut down
August 8 , 2012
Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid.com, one of the world's biggest torrent file-sharing sites.
Investigators from the Ministry of Internal Affairs raided the data center that was hosting the website's servers.
Torrents enable users to download music, video and other Internet content by downloading small components of files from others' computers at the same time.
The shutdown is the latest in the battle against file-sharing sites and follows the U.S.'s closure of Megaupload and several European providers being ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay.