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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.
Attorney for now-defunct search engine says court's decision was an "abuse of discretion" and a "Hollywood public-relations stunt."
Los Angeles federal court judge also issues a permanent injunction against the former search engine of BitTorrent files.
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.
BitTorrent blames "hostile" privacy and copyright laws in U.S. for leading it to shutter the popular search engine.
Court terminates case, ruling in favor of movie studios in copyright case against popular BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com.
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.
Hollywood studios win two important legal decisions, but privacy advocates say Internet users could be the real losers.
This story misidentified the former business associate of TorrentSpy's founder. His name is Robert Anderson.
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