IsoHunt founder settles with Canadian music industry for 46 million euros

Jul

25

2016

Gary Fung, the Canadian founder of the extracted torrent search engine IsoHunt offline in 2013, has completed his latest lawsuit. He must pay converted 46 million to the Canadian music industry. Fung says never to have handed over user data.

Fung does the conclusion of the trial on Friday revealed a medium-blog post. The 66 million Canadian dollars it has to pay is made ​​up of $ 55 million in damages, 10 million in punitive damages and finally a million dollars to reimburse the costs of the lawsuit. About all he must also pay interest.

isohunt logo Fung tried in 2008 its website to explain the Canadian court and not illegal because it itself does not distribute copyrighted material. The action could not succeed.

In 2013, the founder of the torrent had already converted 80 million paid to the US film industry. That in any case it was reported amount; behind closed doors that kind of money can be lower. The publication of a higher amount than aim to deter others. Or that, even in the Canadian court case is the case, is not known.

The IsoHunt then popular torrent search engine went online in 2003 and was taken offline in 2013. The two lawsuits have run against Fung from 2006 to now, so ten years. Today there are to find popular copies of the website on similar URLs, but that is not the original torrent search engine Fung.

Fung begins his blog post with the statement that he, now the lawsuits are behind us, is ‘free at last’. At the end, he still reports that his sarcasm is not always as clear as he thinks. The Canadian says now working on a legal project. He builds an app called AAG, or App to Automate Googling. That he wants to streamline Internet searches on smartphones. He is seeking testers, he reports in the same post.

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