For Internet users that love to download movies, music and games, today's a tough day.
isoHunt, a popular site used to find BitTorrent files to download, is shutting down. The company announced its decision on Thursday, following a lengthy legal battle with Hollywood studios from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
"It’s sad to see my baby go. But I have fought the good fight," wrote Gary Fung, the company's Vancouver founder, on his own site, adding that he hasn't compromised any of the users’ privacy.
Fung started the company in January of 2003 and went on to index several million torrents, getting up to 7.5 million unique visitors in its heyday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His "baby" isn't the only file-sharing site to be dragged through the court circuit, The Pirate Bay and Megaupload have also taken hits in high-profile court cases. And unlucky individual users have also been targeted in the past.
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