"The end to TorrentSpys trial, and it isn't a nice ending. "
It has been a two year battle between TorrentSpy and HollyWood Studios, unfortunately yesterday TorrentSpy was found guilty by a Californian federal judge and now they have to pay $30k for the copyright infringement of each film or TV show. Since there are 3,699 copyright violated films/TV shows on TorrentSpy they have to pay a huge sum of $110,970,000. Ouch!
TorrentSpy was originally sued in Febuary 2006 but since they had been accused of destroying vital evidence the possibility of a fair trial was smashed.
MPAA CEO Dan Glickman said the judgment should serve as warning to other search services of file-sharing applications.
"The demise of TorrentSpy is a clear victory for the studios and demonstrates that such pirate sites will not be allowed to continue to operate without facing relentless litigation by copyright holders,"
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