Isohunt clone appears online just 13 days after the closure of the site

Isohunt clone appears online just 13 days after the closure of the site

And the game of Whack A Mole continues:  torrent search engine Isohunt has come back to life only 13 days after it was shut down in what was hailed as a great victory by the MPAA, which also managed to secure a $110 million payout from the site.

The clone is now located on Isohunt.to is not affiliated in any way with the original founders (and given the Damocles sword over their heads in terms of potential further lawsuits if that was the case it makes sense) but has managed to restore around 75% of the old sites' database.

The fact that a third party was essentially backing up the site's database can't have gone unnoticed at Isohunt and CNET suggests founder Gary Fung may have shut the site early to prevent a complete copy to be made (which could potentially have reopened the case to further liability on his part).

Although not all functions of the old Isohunt have been restored yet this represents a considerable blow to the MPAA and a further proof that it's extremely difficult to chase after individual sites.
 

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