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MikeyCarson
02-27-2006, 09:21 PM
From the home page of isohunt:

"As (http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=1106) Reported (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6042739.html) Everywhere, (http://news.google.com/news?q=isohunt+mpaa) MPAA issued a press release (http://www.mpaa.org/press_releases/2006_02_23.pdf) that thay are now suing isoHunt.com, TorrentBox.com, (http://www.torrentbox.com/) and a number of other BitTorrent, eDonkey and Newsgroup indexing sites. I still have yet to receive a formal cease and desist letter directly from MPAA Legal, but all seems to indicate this is for real and it's only a matter of time."

To read more: www.isohunt.com/ (http://www.isohunt.com/)

pa8605
02-27-2006, 10:26 PM
Unfortunate, but knew it was coming.

he who rocks
02-27-2006, 10:43 PM
Blast!

Rob
02-27-2006, 11:49 PM
I hope they dump their statistical databases. They're going to get raided.

r

nanciestripping
02-28-2006, 07:49 AM
I hope they dump their statistical databases. They're going to get raided.

r

ME TOO!

i just dumped my bittorents that arent from dreamingtree

-brad

wired
02-28-2006, 07:57 AM
ME TOO!

i just dumped my bittorents that arent from dreamingtree

-brad

how do you do that, brad? i have... um.... stuff not from dreamingtree....

nanciestripping
02-28-2006, 08:13 AM
i just cleared them from list and deleted the actually bittorent files - since i usually convert them

i don't think it matters that much - but thats what i did

-brad

wired
02-28-2006, 08:17 AM
ahhh, thanks for the clarification. i guess we should assume that no bittorrent sites are safe... :sigh: what a bummer!

Rob
02-28-2006, 10:03 AM
Ya, it doesn't really help to remove your torrent files--as isohunt would have a record of IP addresses and used to connect to the tracker. My guess is that they have the data ready to fry if there is a problem, because the stats would also show exactly how much file-sharing they allowed.

Plus, if the authorities did get ahold of the user data / site traffic and stats there would be tens if not hundreds of thousands of users, so you would have to be pretty unlucky to get busted.

r

wired
02-28-2006, 10:07 AM
rob, thanks for your succinct explanation. heartening and frightening all at the same time. :)

nanciestripping
02-28-2006, 11:53 AM
yea thats what i had guessed as well - they would be wiping down their files shortly anyways

but i gues luckily for me - i'm at a university so tracking my IP number would be harder than most.

but usually with this stuff they just go after the big players. but i have a feeling once these close down - other ones will pop up

its a cat and mouse game the record companies won't ever be able to win in my opinion

-brad

Rob
02-28-2006, 01:58 PM
but usually with this stuff they just go after the big players. but i have a feeling once these close down - other ones will pop up

its a cat and mouse game the record companies won't ever be able to win in my opinion
Ya, isohunt is just the site that got big after suprnova got taken down. It'll keep shifting from one to another.

Not that in this case it is the motion picture association taking action, not the RIAA.


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Alice
02-28-2006, 02:41 PM
UPDATE 26/02: Of all the P2P sites being sued I am in contact with, none of us have received anything directly from MPAA yet regarding their pending lawsuits. And so far we are not aware of any US court cases that has actually been filed yet against us.

that's good to hear (for now....) i have a friend who actually got caught downloading movies, but he got caught by his isp - i guess they were monitoring what was being downloaded.