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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns 80

First time accepted submitter AudioEfex (637163) writes "Demonoid has emailed all registered users that it is back online — at its original site — in a new "cloud based" back-end. There have been various attempts in the past (including one accused of simply being malware), but so far this appears to be the original site admins and a legitimate resurrection. User registrations are also open at this time, but as a semi-private tracker, it's unknown how long that will continue."
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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31, 2014 @03:08AM (#47134587)
    Actually, the biggest thing I missed about Demonoid was archival stuff like complete ROM sets and entire runs of vintage comics. Laugh if you will, but having virtually the entire run of Wonder Woman, for example, from the 1940's on is very valuable to someone like me that does research in popular culture studies. They simply don't make that stuff commercially available - small runs here or there, #1's, etc, but not like that. And that stuff is available to torrent elsewhere mostly, but it's spotty - you can find chunks but not those curated archives. I thank goodness I downloaded what I did before it went down the first time. Curious to see how much of that stuff is reseeded.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 31, 2014 @10:12AM (#47135445)
    Technically the servers were seized so it could potentially be a honeypot. But that seems unlikely, I can confirm the files themselves are not malicious, and if people are worried about the torrents being monitored, keep in mind they don't need control of the tracker for that, they simply need to load up any torrent they want to watch.

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