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ISOHunt.com's ISP Pulls The Plug
Site claims MPAA, RIAA responsible...
by Karl Bode 09:52AM Wednesday Jan 17 2007 Tipped by MrBentor See Profile
Dozens of users have written in to inform us that ISOHunt, one of the Internet's largest BitTorrent trackers, has been taken offline by its ISP. This alert was posted to their website late yesterday:
Update, Jan. 16, 2007
Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don't have more information at this time until people responsible comes to work tomorrow. We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our ISP, or we get new hardware ready from our new ISP.

Sit back and enjoy the rest of the internet in the mean time, while it last. For your torrent searching needs, try Google for now by searching for "SEARCH TERMS ext:torrent". You can also come hang around our IRC channel irc://irc.isohunt.com/isoHunt (SSL on port +7000). We'll update on this page and on IRC when we have more information.
The MPAA and RIAA began a legal campaign against ISOHunt and other similar sites early last year. Many of the targeted sites immediately folded, but ISOHunt remained open -- and immensely popular. While the folks at ISOHunt claim the - - AA's were responsible for the takedown, there's been no independent confirmation that it wasn't just ISP incompetence or technical difficulty.

Update: Looks like they've settled on Cogent as their new provider, and are slowly getting back online.

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Re: Well they are still offline

We need to shut down the entire internet for 10 years or so...maybe more..then we won't have these blood sucking pirates anymore. We can go back to being ripped off by the music and movie industry, just like the good ol' days. While we are at it, might as well stop making DVD's since they are way too easy to duplicate, and go back to standard VHS. I also think digital cable should be outlawed, as well as the sale of blank CD's and DVD's. Computers with a processor speed above 100MHz should be banned as well, since they can do too much. MP3 players should be banned and anyone owning one should be thrown in jail for at least 9 months. Apple should be shut down entirely, with the assets going to the music and movie industry. Satellite radio needs to be banned as well. To easy to record that stuff. We need to get back to the traditions...commercial radio and TV. Oh...and video stores must wait at least a year after a movie's release to theaters before renting.

There..that should make them happy. Now i am off to burn my laptop, mp3 player, dvd player etc, since I am such a bad citizen.
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