IsoHunt heads to Canada after ISP shutdown

By Justin Mann on January 17, 2007, 8:25 PM
If you're a torrent watcher, you probably noticed that IsoHunt went down yesterday. With no notice it was just assumed that the site was taken down for copyright violations or various other piracy-related issues, such as their pending lawsuit, and those rumors have turned out to be true:

“Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don't have more information at this time until people responsible come to work tomorrow,” the site notice read. “We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our current ISP, or we get new hardware ready at our new ISP.”

All is not lost for the tracking site, however, which is now setting up shop in Canada. They have already acquired an ISP in Canada, and are planning to restore service either there or at their old location once the lawsuit is taken care of. In another statement, IsoHunt again declared the legality of their actions, citing that they wouldn't be “avoiding the authorities”. You can still visit the IsoHunt site, which is now being hosted on their Canadian ISP.

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