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BitTorrent blames "hostile" privacy and copyright laws in U.S. for leading it to shutter the popular search engine.
Attorney for now-defunct search engine says court's decision was an "abuse of discretion" and a "Hollywood public-relations stunt."
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.
Court terminates case, ruling in favor of movie studios in copyright case against popular BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decision could mean companies may be compelled to turn over RAM data in civil cases. TorrentSpy vows to continue legal fight.