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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.
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.
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.
Facing a copyright lawsuit from MPAA, company is trying to avoid disclosing user information.
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.
Along with paying millions of dollars, the file-sharing locker is also ordered to introduce copyright filtering technology or cease all operations.
Unlike TorrentSpy, which crumpled under the legal costs of fighting copyright battle before getting to trial, IsoHunt is determined to have its day in court.
The Australian government's Attorney-General's Department will not confirm whether it is discussing new policies against online copyright infringement with ISPs.