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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > IsoHunt Founder Settled with Copyright Owners for $66m

IsoHunt Founder Settled with Copyright Owners for $66m

IsoHunt Founder Settled with Copyright Owners for $66m

Added: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ISP, Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, RIAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting
The iconic torrent site IsoHunt has spent the past decade in courts, and now it finally settled its last remaining legal dispute. The founder of the defunct search engine has eventually agreed to pay a $66 million settlement to the music industry group and says that he is glad to move on with his life.

So, isoHunt and its Canadian founder Gary Fung are finally free, announcing that they have settled the last remaining lawsuit with Music Canada. The $66 million agreement follows an earlier settlement with the American music industry for $110 million, on paper. Unlike other site owners, who would be devastated with these rulings, Gary Fung now responds rather sarcastically. The consent order prohibits Fung from operating any file-sharing website in the future and requires him to pay damages of $55 million and $10 million in aggravated punitive damages. Another million dollars covers the costs of the lawsuit.

IsoHunt shut down 3 years ago, but it took that long to finalize the last case. The Canadian watchdog first issued isoHunt a Cease and Desist letter in 2008, in which it demanded to take the website offline. In case of failure, Music Canada said it would pursue legal action and demand $20,000 for each instance of infringement. This tactic previously worked against Demonoid, but Gary Fung didn’t back down so easily and in response himself filed a lawsuit against the music group asking the court to declare the website legal. However, that didn’t work out as Fung had planned.

At the same time, Gary Fung can be proud that he could shield its users from the copyright groups at all times, as no identifiable user data has been shared so far. Now he is able to move on to his new ventures – for example, one of the projects he just announced is a mobile search tool “App to Automate Googling,” for which alpha testers were invited.

In the meantime, the original isoHunt website currently redirects to MPAA’s authorized search engine WhereToWatch. But isoHunt is not completely dead, as its name and design can still be found at the clone site IsoHunt.to. The latter continues to draw millions of visitors per month, frustrating both the MPAA and Music Canada.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Monday, July 25th, 2016

Comments (2) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderET junkieET lover (2016-07-27 21:26:28)
Cat avatarSo are we to expect an influx of IsoHunt refugees to flood the shores of Extratorrent now? Will they be wanting reviews, rep points and status as well?

posted by Turtle (2016-07-28 03:47:38)
No avatarIsoHunt is worth 66 million? I'm in shock!

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