Hollywood Studios Score Appeals Court Win In Copyright Case

Hollywood had a big copyright win confirmed today against the website isoHunt. In a unanimous decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed a 2009 district court ruling that found the BitTorrent site and its founder Gary Hung induced users to illegally download and pass around movies and television shows. In an opinion written by Judge Marsha Berzon (read it here) and released today, the Ninth Circuit declared that Fung and his company committed inducement because they made “no steps to develop filtering tools or other mechanisms to diminish the infringing activity by those using his services.” Led by Columbia, Disney, Paramount, Fox, Universal, TriStar and Warner Bros sued isoHunt over the copyright infringement of more than 21,000 pieces of their product. The opinion released today was based on arguments before the court on May 6, 2011.
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