According to the BBC, one of the world's largest BitTorrent sites in the world has been shut down. Ukraine-based BitTorrent site Demonoid has been shut down by Ukrainian authorities. Officials from the Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs raided the data center that was hosting website's servers.
Demonoid was listed in The Notorious Markets List, an annual report produced by the US government that lists websites and services that "merit further investigation for possible intellectual property rights infringements." That document noted that Demonoid "recently ranked among the top 600 websites in global traffic and the top 300 in US traffic."
The BPI, which represents the UK music industry, and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) – which have both campaigned against online copyright infringement – declined to comment to the BBC on this particular story, but there's no doubt that their invisible hands were involved in taking down the BitTorrent site.