It was announced today that Viz Media has acquired rights to Death Note in the U.S.A. Please see the press release here –

As a consequence we have dropped Death Note to respect the rights of the legitimate US licensors. The torrents have been disabled and files removed from distribution. We ask everyone to stop sharing the files and remove them from distribution.

We would like to encourage everyone to support Viz in bringing Death Note to the English speaking world in this innovative new digital download format and eventually the DVD release as well.

Thank you