Topix.net has become dysfunctional since the death of Michael Jackson. It is not the only time that the website has become an 'incomplete' service; apparently the entire Internet is jammed with user-contacts seeking information and music-album file-sharing.
The Canada-based Topix, an Internet website concept/design so cavalierly granted to that nation, might also become dysfunctional during active attempts (demands, programming, etc.) to regain control of it so as to return it to United States jurisdiction -- its popularity apparently has become cause for alarm.
Let 'em know near the North American tundra!