Isohunt owner settles multi-million lawsuit

The owner of piracy site Isohunt has agreed to settle a music industry group lawsuit for C$55 million (€45.5m).

Isohunt was shut down in 2013, when Fung agreed to pay $110 million to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

A court order associated with the decision details the fees as 55 million Canadian dollars in damages. The case dates from a legal order sent in May 2008 by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), now known as Music Canada.

Previously, Fung had promised users that he would not disclose their data – including email and IP addresses – during legal proceedings., and wrote that “I’ve kept my word regarding users’ privacy,”

Isohunt did not host pirated media, but rather provided users with a directory of sources from where illegal files could be downloaded. The same model is used by The Pirate Bay, which is currently blocked in the UK.

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