posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 12:11 AM
BC File Sharing website ISOHUNT to pay
Hollywood 110 Million
Vancouver’s Gary Fung built isoHunt.com 10 years ago, when he was still an engineering student. It soon became one of the top places to find links
to torrent files on the Internet. Not long after that, the lawsuits came.
The Motion Picture Association of America and the Canadian Recording Industry Association filed copyright violation suits against Fung, and he spent
the next seven years fighting them in court. His argument was predicated on the fact that he was not distributing copyrighted material, merely
providing a search tool where people could find links to torrents of all kinds, illicit and legitimate (but mostly illicit). If that makes him
guilty, argued Fung, then so is Google, since you can use their engine to find torrent files
I was a member that broke the news of Megaupload getting tanked, awhile ago. We also remember Pirate Bay and the operators legal troubles.... Now, a
perhaps lessor player in the field of torrents has been taken down (legally) which means it will likely come down online soon to follow.
I think Pirate Bay was one of the only ones who managed to stay up after their legal troubles, flip flopping servers around the world.
Don't get me wrong, I pay for my media, but I get frustrated with distribution. I see these operations more as a sign of the failure by media
producers and distributors, trying to wrangle exclusive rights and pump crap into marketing/sales channels, which breeds the need for this kind of
So, I'd say it's a sad day for anyone that used this service, or remembers it. I believe it was a site that searched out a dozen or so torrent
I agree with the founder, Google, same thing. Completely stretching here in the eyes of the law. They can't do the dirty work of tracking down each
place a torrent comes from? Tough. Maybe cause police don't actually know how to do investigative work, just take down witness testimony after
threatening someone else with a charge.
Where's a good Sherlock Holmes when you need one?
Ah yes, you don't, when you have the MPAA backing you...