IsoHunt to court: Google is the largest torrent search engine

By Emil
Mar 15, 2011
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  1. How is it that the MPAA (or anyone else without a search warrant) gets to eavesdrop on private communications?
  2. IsoHunt does provide a quick easy way to report infringing material. Google does have a specific way to search only for torrents, which works exactly in the same way as their feature for searching for *.jpg or *.txt files. Go search for: shrek filetype:torrent

    So you would be wrong on both counts, which is shocking since you admitted you didn't know to begin with. Might try learning about something before admitting you don't know then being wrong.
  3. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294

    So what is Googles filetype command .torrent then?

    adding that file type makes it a search enging for just torrents.

    That said, a torrent file is not illegal. Neither can a search engine that specificly target torrent files be it either. There for ... IsoHunt does nothing wrong. ...neither does google.
  4. unfortunately the MPAA RIAA DMCA or any other anti-piracy group have basicly unlimited amounts of money... on the other hand most pirates do not, if i could afford to spend between 60 or 80$ after all is said and done to take the wife and kids to see the new movie at the theater i would... there screens are much bigger :p as long as there is poverty there will be piracy... anti-piracy groups have wasted more on prosecuting individuals than they could ever make back. they want it to stop and we all know it will never happen as long as computers have been around so has piracy.... the first thing i did on a computer is install a pirated version of MS-Dos 3.2 ... when i was a kid we used to hook 2 VCRs together and copy video tapes... friends and i would copy audio tapes even record off the radio.... if you can write to it someone will use it to copy something as long as there is poverty there will be piracy
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    Agreed Judaz. The MPAA is focusing on the wrong target here. The search engines themselves shouldn't be to blame, since they don't host any files. The MPAA should be going after the hosts of the files instead. It's just easier though, I suppose, to go after the guys that created the map to those files.
  6. whenever I'm looking for something not legal, the first place I go is GOOGLE.

    looking for a crack? google
    a serial number? google
    pirated software? google
    videogames? google
    movies? google
    music? google

    isohunt guilty for giving you a link to what you're looking for? well, what about search engines???
  7. bonniesmith

    bonniesmith Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    I find pretty much everything on Google, and torrents are also easy to find.
  8. miska_man

    miska_man TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    In this day and age, I laugh at any company, corporation, organization, or even government that trys to go up against Google.


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