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TorrentSpy shuts down

BitTorrent blames "hostile" privacy and copyright laws in U.S. for leading it to shutter the popular search engine.

By Mar. 27, 2008


TorrentSpy to appeal whopper legal judgment

Attorney for now-defunct search engine says court's decision was an "abuse of discretion" and a "Hollywood public-relations stunt."

By May. 8, 2008


TorrentSpy renews legal campaign against MPAA

Company behind a BitTorrent file-sharing search engine appeals a year-old court order that led to its demise. It was ordered to pay nearly $111 million in damages to the MPAA.

By Feb. 4, 2009


TorrentSpy loses Calif. copyright lawsuit

Court terminates case, ruling in favor of movie studios in copyright case against popular BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com.

By Dec. 18, 2007


EFF sides with TorrentSpy in MPAA lawsuit

Advocacy group intends to argue against judge's decision to force companies to turn over RAM information. Group fears digital phone conversations may not longer be private.

By Jun. 20, 2007


MPAA accuses TorrentSpy of concealing evidence

In unprecedented decision, judge orders search engine to turn over user information stored in RAM. Court allows IP addresses to be blacked out for now.

By Jun. 11, 2007


Studios win $111 million judgment against TorrentSpy

Los Angeles federal court judge also issues a permanent injunction against the former search engine of BitTorrent files.

By May. 7, 2008


After TorrentSpy closure, what's next for MPAA?

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.

By Mar. 27, 2008


Movie studios to judge: TorrentSpy defies court order

Studios say company defies court order to turn over server log data. TorrentSpy says it doesn't possess the information because of minor changes it made to its site.

By Oct. 11, 2007


TorrentSpy judge decides RAM is stored information

Decision could mean companies may be compelled to turn over RAM data in civil cases. TorrentSpy vows to continue legal fight.

By Aug. 28, 2007