TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S.

Discussion in 'DSL & Info Tech News' started by dyoddyowel, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S., the BitTorrent tracking site facing a copyright lawsuit from the motion picture industry, is shutting down access to users in the United States, the company said in a statement late Sunday night.

    The barring of U.S. residents by TorrentSpy comes as a U.S. district judge is expected to rule any day on whether TorrentSpy must turn over its user information to the Motion Picture Association of America. That group filed a civil complaint against the company last year accusing TorrentSpy of violating copyright law.

    "TorrentSpy's decision to stop accepting U.S. visitors was not compelled by any court," according to a statement from the company. "Rather, it arises out of an uncertain legal climate in the United States regarding user privacy and the apparent tension between U.S. and European Union Internet privacy laws."

    The company also said that because its servers are located in the Netherlands, the site will remain accessible to users outside of the United States.

    Although TorrentSpy doesn't host any pirated movies on its site, the search engine helps users find unauthorized copies, the MPAA alleged in its suit. TorrentSpy has argued that the company has many legitimate uses and is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA provides safe harbor for Internet service providers and does not hold them responsible for unlawful acts committed by their users.

    The MPAA declined to comment on TorrentSpy's decision.

    Ira Rothken, attorney for TorrentSpy, said Monday that the decision to shut off U.S. residents will not affect the company's appeal of a recent magistrate judge's order that it hand over user information from the RAM on the company's computers.

    "This is a wake-up call to citizens and Internet users that their privacy isn't protected as well as they might have thought," Rothken said in an interview with CNET "Google, Yahoo and other search engines should be very concerned. One day these attacks on privacy will likely affect them."

    By Greg Sandoval,
    Published on ZDNet News: Aug 27, 2007 9:25:00 AM
  2. greekolo

    greekolo Member

    buti na lang wala ako sa tate. dyan ako madalas kumuwa ng movies.
  3. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    hehe... good thing din na sa us lang sila inaccessible...

  4. heres another reason why i think philippines is a better place to live in nowadays lol
    the others include terror threats by NKorea, hostile middle east countries and PRChina
  5. bhovoi

    bhovoi Member

    mabilis po ba torrent jn sa torrentspy...public po ba to or private...

    tska ask ko na ren kung ano ano ung mga mabibiles na torrent sites
  6. plipster

    plipster Member

    torrentspy is the only torrent search site i trust and visit..

    the comments below a torrent download at their site is a huge help in telling the visitors whether that particular torrent is even worth downloading..
  7. greekolo

    greekolo Member

    paps dipende sa sa seeders and sa speed ng connection ang bilis ng pagdownload ng torrent.
  8. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Kawawa naman mga torrent downloaders sa USA. :(
  9. zackxxx

    zackxxx Member

    marami din kasing fake sa torrentspy kaya ayoko na dun. saka yung mga ads malalaswa. kaya di ako makapunta dun masyado dahil nakikita ko ng mga tao dito sa bahay. hindi kaya sila lilipat.
  10. nietzsche88

    nietzsche88 Member

    adblock plus lang katapat ng mga ads sa torrentspy and most sites. :lol:
  11. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Oo, karamihan nang images or ads, tapos dun sa plug-in! Hehehe... :)
  12. duhwho

    duhwho staff Staff Member

    this is alarming, we have privacy act.. if the US court order to have this information that the US itself violate privacy... well come to think of it.. they already violating privacy hehehehehe

    whats new hehehehehe
  13. zackxxx

    zackxxx Member

    thanks. subukan ko yan. :D
  14. Unwired

    Unwired Member ako..

    adblock works only in Mozilla Firefox...
  15. zackxxx

    zackxxx Member

    demonoid ako....

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