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Shortly after the massively popular torrent search engine agreed to shutter indefinitely in a settlement with the MPAA, fans of the site create a near replica clone.
Popular torrent site isoHunt is to close, with the owner forced to pay millions in compensation to the movie studios.
The immensely popular file-sharing service agrees to close the site amid allegations of copyright infringement, along with pay Hollywood movie studios $110 million in damages.
A federal appeals court's ruling means that search filters -- based on keywords supplied by the MPAA's member studios -- must remain in place if the site is to stay online.
Federal court judge says studios must convince him that Isohunt's U.S. users are violating copyright. Isohunt's attorney says he's hopeful case will go to a jury.
Facing a copyright lawsuit from MPAA, company is trying to avoid disclosing user information.
Along with paying millions of dollars, the file-sharing locker is also ordered to introduce copyright filtering technology or cease all operations.
The Australian government's Attorney-General's Department will not confirm whether it is discussing new policies against online copyright infringement with ISPs.
USTR issues "Notorious Markets List" today and accuses numerous well-known sites, such as The Pirate Bay, of piracy.