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IsoHunt issued permanent injunction, will likely shut down in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 May 2010 20:16 User comments (8)

IsoHunt issued permanent injunction, will likely shut down in U.S. In early April we reported that in a decision that would likely take down the giant torrent indexer, a judge had ordered IsoHunt to remove all torrents linking to infringing content.
This week, Judge Stephen Wilson of the US District Court has issued a permanent injunction against the site, telling owner Gary Fung to immediately remove all infringing torrents and prevent access to such copyrighted material.

While the injunction does allow for the site to remain open with a very strict filtering system, it seems that the site has little chance to do so, as Fung could be held in contempt of court if any unauthorized files are found uploaded. This leads many to assume the site will shut down, at least to all U.S. visitors.

The MPAA had sued IsoHunt in 2007, and last year a judge ruled against the indexer, saying it created a venue for illegal file sharing.

The giant site is said to have about 2.5 million unique visitors from the U.S. each month.

IsoHunt has to start blocking infringing files and uploads beginning on Monday, after it receives lists of terms and films from the MPAA and RIAA.

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8 user comments

122.5.2010 20:24

And nothing of value was lost.

Learn to either use Private Trackers or Usenet, or get out.

222.5.2010 20:50

There's no such thing as usenet... *stares*

322.5.2010 21:34

isohunt will still be available in all its glory using a proxy so who really cares about them blocking U.S. users altogether, we will still be able to reach it. you can't stop the signal ;)

424.5.2010 9:32
jsan
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
isohunt will still be available in all its glory using a proxy so who really cares about them blocking U.S. users altogether, we will still be able to reach it. you can't stop the signal ;)
tell that to mininova...

531.5.2010 21:19
shadyj
Inactive

Originally posted by hikaricor:
There's no such thing as usenet... *stares*
Wonder what I've been using all these years since there's no such thing as usenet. *stares*

631.5.2010 21:42

hikaricor, then what is this forum all about? http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/237

71.6.2010 9:45

i think hikaricor was being sarcastic maybe o.O

81.6.2010 12:21

The first rule about Usenet...

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