After seven years of lawsuits, isoHunt is shutting down

Quien no bajo una buena movie desde isohunt?, con 18 millones de visitas mensuales solamente opacado por su rival del “barquito pirata” ha llegado a su fin después de haber sido perseguido durante casi una decada, uno mas que se le suma a el gran megaupload……. gracias ISOUNT

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isoHunt, one of the most popular torrent sites, is going to shut down as part of a settlement with Hollywood’s major movie studios, according to a Variety report. The studios had sued isoHunt in 2006 and won an important victory earlier this year, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with their position and found that the site was promoting copyright infringement.

isoHunt founder Gary Fung had long maintained that isoHunt could be used to benefit artists. In a post on the site’s homepage, Fung wrote earlier this year:

“For the next 10 years, I’m imagining a reboot of isoHunt. From a mostly passive search engine, to a new system where you the consumer can be active participants in bringing creators on board, and you can frictionlessly contribute to the creators.”

It looks like these plans will be shelved, as Fung won’t be able to use the…

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