May 9, 2011:isoHunt and MPAA do battle in court once more

Torrent search engine isoHunt continues to battle movie industry body the MPAA in court, with the latest hearing seeing isoHunt appeal against a summary judgement granted to the MPAA last year. The arguments will be familiar to Music Ally readers. isoHunt’s attorney said that “isoHunt is a search engine. It does not host any copyrighted content, it only links to BitTorrent files. Any copyright infringement that could ever occur, would occur off-site, and leave isoHunt behind”. Meanwhile, the MPAA’s lawyer argued that “the claim is a Grokster claim; intentional inducement by the creation of this entire set of websites that facilitated infringement of the plaintiffs copyrighted works on a massive scale. The evidence that it was intentionally designed to do that is extremely compelling and indeed is undisputed.” What’s needed here is a judge with a firm grasp of the technical issues around this case, right? Oh. “I won’t pretend to understand, I didn’t know what a BitTorrent was until this case…” Source: TorrentFreak



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