isoHunt.com breathes its last

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  1. BORTZ
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    isoHunt, a popular hangout for those wanting pirated material, is shutting down thanks to the owner Gary Fung has agreed to a settlement. Now bear in mind this isn't due to the government leaning on him, but of his own volition.

    Today Gary Fung opened a new website which is simple WordPress site with only one posting:
    He has to pay a $110 million to hollywood film companies for "damages". isoHunt will join napster, Kazaa, and Limewire in the graveyard of piracy sites.

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    Master race aside, always a shame to see a site like this go down. I admit I had used it quite a few times before I jumped on the Usenet bandwagon, though I had also used TPB and a few private trackers I can't remember the names of. This is pretty high up there as far as the public ones go.
     
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  3. JohnnyBlaze1986

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    Who gives a shit? isoHunt sucked anyway. The Pirate Bay is so much better nowadays. isoHunt has been blocking results for years now. I'm kinda glad to see it go. It overstayed its welcome.
     
  4. bowser

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    isohunt dead? i so hurt.
     
  5. raulpica

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    I remember when isoHunt was good... in 2004.
     
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    Many, I remember when isohunt used to be a useful torrent place, compared to all the other trashy aggregates out there. Probably overlived itself anyways, though.
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    I liked isoHunt. I haven't used it in years because for some reason it stopped working from my IP. The site wouldn't load for jack shit for me, and even then, a lot of torrents weren't on there. I found that the site turned messy. But still, it's a shame to see a vet torrent site go down.
     
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    Used it a few times, but can't remember the last time I visited it now. Sad to see it go, but a new one will arise......
     
  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    And so the isoHunter becomes the hunted.
     
  11. GamerzHell9137

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    Never liked it.
    It was the place where all of my things that i want to illegally get were fake :tpi:
     
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    I used to use ISOHunt like seven years ago... It's seen better days. This isn't really a big loss. I just wish Demonoid was back already :(
     
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    Throwing milk at the bitches!

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    that's all I have to say.
     
  15. JoostinOnline

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    Well, guess that means piracy is defeated forever.
     
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    usenet is still here and it always will be they can NEVER shut that down
     
  17. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    Using a combination of The Pirate Bay and (God, it feels so weird being able to actually type that and not get a warn/ban) a private tracker that I got a free invite to, I've been good for all pirated content ever needed. Not that big of a loss.
     
  18. jhazicalization

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    well demonoid is already back a few months ago...goodbye isohunt
     
  19. the_randomizer

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    Isohunt's still around?
     
  20. king_leo

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    Never used it anyway, movies/tv I go with --removed--, games I go to pirate bay. No tears were shed over this.
     
  21. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    How can you go with --removed--?
    It provides the shittest quality out there.
    High quality video in a small file size? What's missing? I'll tell ya, decent audio! The audio is just horrible, camcorder audio is better...