by Mike Masnick

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diplomatic pressure, takedown, ukraine, us


Ukraine Takes Down Demonoid As A Gift To The US Government

from the another-one-down dept

It's becoming all too common that when the US has some sort of diplomatic event going on with another country, that country pulls some sort of stunt as a "peace offering" of sorts to US diplomats. We saw it with Colombia rushing through its own version of SOPA right before a visit from Obama. And now, the Ukraine appears to have seized Demonoid with the timing designed to coincide with Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky‘s first trip to the US. Demonoid may well be breaking the law (we'll wait for the details on that, though the report claims that the site was careful to stay on the right side of Ukrainian law), but the timing is once again suspicious, as is the willingness of other countries to kowtow to US diplomatic pressure in cases like this.

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    S, 7 Aug 2012 @ 8:39pm


    They're suggesting that other countries will only put up with the US's shit for so long before something snaps. This isn't the only incident, it's just another brick in the wall.

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