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IsoHunt to shut down, pay MPAA $110 million

IsoHunt to shut down, pay MPAA $110 million

Well-known BitTorrent search site IsoHunt will shut down its operations worldwide, following a decision from founder Gary Fung to give up his long-running legal battles with various movie studios. As a result of the battles, Fung will also have to…
Former MPAA CTO speaks out against laws like SOPA

Former MPAA CTO speaks out against laws like SOPA

Former Motion Picture Association’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Brigner has offered a level-headed rundown regarding the perils of using DNS as a means of Internet enforcement. Once controversial legislation, SOPA relied upon DNS-blocking techniques to essentially take down undesirable websites -- a…
MPAA and BREIN shut down 51 more torrent sites

MPAA and BREIN shut down 51 more torrent sites

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN have collaborated to disable at least 51 torrent sites, which published links to copyrighted movies. 12 of them were based in the US while the remaining 39 were…