TorrentSpy Cuts Off US Users, Rather Than Tracking Them

from the and-the-music-played-on dept

BitTorrent search engine TorrentSpy has been involved in a legal battle with the MPAA for some time now. The lawsuit took a slightly bizarre twist a few months back when a judge demanded that TorrentSpy start logging details about its users -- something the company had never done and had no plans to do. TorrentSpy claims that doing so will violate its users privacy and violate its own terms of service. Apparently, however, that hasn't convinced the judge to change the ruling -- meaning that TorrentSpy has now cut off access to visitors coming from the US as a way of protecting their privacy. Of course, it'll probably take all of about 10 minutes for most people to figure out other ways to get to TorrentSpy (or they'll just move on to another BitTorrent search engine). Congratulations to the MPAA for driving a bunch of movie fans further underground...
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Filed Under: bittorrent, ip addresses, privacy
Companies: mpaa, torrentspy

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    Stute, 27 Aug 2007 @ 1:47pm

    Nonsense, don't you see...?

    The MPAA (And RIAA too I would bet) will spin this as a victory against file sharing!

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