BitTorrent site IsoHunt looks set to be shut down, after being ordered to remove all torrent files for infringing content. The order from US District Judge Stephen Wilson follows a summary judgement against IsoHunt founder Gary Fung last December in a lawsuit brought against him by film industry body the MPAA. Once again, it’s an example of the ‘but we’re just a search engine’ defence failing when a site is found to be focused overwhelmingly on searches for infringing content. The new injunction bans Fung from providing access to any torrent files on the site, or “similar files using or based on Infringement-Related Terms”. Source: Ars Technica
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