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Music

Submission + - Demonoid Shut Down by CRIA Again->

Klatoo55 writes: Demonoid has apparently lost its hosting after the company renting its servers caved to pressure from the CRIA. Any Demonoid URL now displays the text "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." Torrentfreak posted a comment from the site IRC saying to "expect the site to return" unless Deimos says otherwise.
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Software

Submission + - OpenOffice 2.3 released 1

ClickOnThis writes: Surely I'm not the only one who noticed that OpenOffice.org has announced the release of version 2.3. From the website: "Available for download now, OpenOffice.org 2.3 incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components, and protects users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities. It is a major release and all users should download it. Plus: It is only with 2.3 that users can make full use of our growing extensions library." You can download it but be kind and use a P2P client instead, such as bittorrent.
Television

Submission + - Is Blocking Ads Wrong?

speaker of the truth writes: Slashdotters will often say that downloading television shows is copyright infringement and morally wrong as it stops the companies from gaining ad revenue. However often slashdotters say that blocking advertisements on websites is a great thing to do. So I'm wondering, once and for all, what do slashdotters think on the issue of avoiding advertisements? Are ad-blockers for websites and fastforwarding television ads morally wrong? If not, what difference is there between doing that and simply downloading a copy of the television show and deleting it after watching it?

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