Movie Studios Win Copyright Lawsuit Against IsoHunt

December 28, 2009

IsoHunt is the latest peer to peer provider to lose in court. The legal theory is based on active inducement. The court pointed out site features such as top movie lists, as well as ill advised statements by the CEO about copyright law.

[The judge] ruled that IsoHunt could not rely on the safe harbors for search engines in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because the site induced infringement by promoting piracy. “Inducement liability is based on active bad faith conduct,” Wilson wrote. “The statutory safe harbors are based on passive good faith conduct aimed at operating a legitimate internet business.”


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