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  • As you may recall, the MPAA hired a guy who hacked into TorrentSpy's servers to send copies of all the emails to himself first, which he then sold to the MPAA (he later regretted this decision and confessed to TorrentSpy, which is what resulted in the lawsuit in the first place).


  • "Here's why bankruptcy court may be an option for Thomas-Rasset, according to Ira Rothken, the lawyer who has represented BitTorrent tracking sites such as TorrentSpy and Isohunt, and has a long record of defending clients against the entertainment industry: news

  • A lawsuit filed last year by TorrentSpy that accused the movie studios 'trade group of intercepting the company's private e-mails was tossed out of court last week.

    August 29th, 2007

  • According to Web traffic analyzer Alexa, TVLinks passed both the Pirate Bay and TorrentSpy in global traffic rank this August.

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  • A federal court has ordered the popular site TorrentSpy to begin logging user activity, which the Motion Picture Association of America would dearly like to inspect.

    BitTorrent Whack-a-Mole

  • The MPAA - the paid a hacker to bankrupt TorrentSpy, a now defunct torrent tracker.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The TorrentSpy decision - $111M in damages (to go unpaid since it's declared bankruptcy) makes an indexer or publisher culpable for copyright infringement.

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  • Ira Rothken, a prominent technology lawyer defending download search engine TorrentSpy against a movie industry copyright suit, says he didn't know about the lobbying, but can guess why the MPAA got involved.

    Boing Boing: November 26, 2006 - December 2, 2006 Archives

  • From The six major Hollywood studios have won a $111 million judgment for copyright infringement against file-sharing Web site, which has been shut down.


  • Anderson was a former business associate of an officer for Valence Media, which developed TorrentSpy, a search engine that helped users find "torrents," or special data files on the Internet that can be used to help download free audio, software, video and text.

    Archive 2008-08-01


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