Originally Posted by mhsbrian
I use demonoid and I've been worried about if they released IP's to the RIAA or any other organization by force. Thats why I've thought of deleting my account >->...
You have more to worry about people in Demonoid associated with law enforcement, than you do from the Demonoid servers being confiscated. Demonoid is semi-private and the private part is easy to get in. Anyone can just hop on a popular torrent, then right click the peer list and copy all the IPs that are connected.
Also what authorities don't realize is that Oink was more than a pirate website, it was a repository for music. You could find anything and everything, from the most obscure to albums with a large availability. There is nothing else like that on the internet and there was no better way to discover new music. What many artists don't realize is that websites like that widen their audience and people are more willing to take a chance on their album than if they were required to pay for it. I'm not condoning the pirating of music, but I'm suggesting that it does have some positive effects. Not everyone wants to use iTunes' crappy download service with their horrible quality files.Edited by JoeUbi - 5/30/08 at 7:04pm