Demonoid admins believed to have been arrested in Mexico
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
After a couple of quiet days after the seizure of Demonoid The IFPI and Interpol have come forward saying they worked together with the Attorney General of Mexico and Ukrainian police to shut down the popular file-sharing service. In addition to equipment seized in Ukraine, they have now confirmed “a number of arrests” and seizures of assets in Mexico.
“Demonoid was a leading global player in digital music piracy which acted as unfair competition to the more than 500 licensed digital music services that offer great value music to consumers while respecting the rights of artists, songwriters and record companies,” the IFPI’s anti-piracy director Jeremy Banks said in a statement.
“The operation to close Demonoid was a great example of international cooperation to tackle a service that was facilitating the illegal distribution of music on a vast scale. I would like to thank all those officers involved in this operation to close a business that was built on the abuse of other people’s rights.”
We already knew that Demonoid’s Admins were based in Mexico and that the Mexican authorities would inevitably go after them once the Ukrainian servers had been taken offline. Now that it has happened, it doesn’t look like there is much hope for Demonoid. With its physical property seized, its owners behind bars and its assets frozen, only a miracle can save Demonoid now.