TorrentSpy Blocks U.S. Users
Battle with entertainment industry continues...
Popular BitTorrent search site TorrentSpy
has started blocking U.S. users
. The website has been engaged in a legal fight with the MPAA over handing over user search records. American users who try to use the site now receive this warning message (in addition to some delicious URL spam):
Sorry, but because you are located in the USA you cannot use the search features of the Torrentspy.com website. Torrentspy’s decision to stop accepting US visitors was NOT compelled by any Court but rather an uncertain legal climate in the US regarding user privacy and an apparent tension between US and European Union privacy laws.
More than 15% of TorrentSpy users are U.S. residents. More detail on TorrentSpy's legal efforts here