IsoHunt.com shuts early; Gary Fung says “I'll be backkk”
IsoHunt.com has finally been taken down – over a week after Gary Fung, its owner, settled with MPAA outside of court.
Through a plain and simple message titled Initiating Self Destruct, Gary Fung notes “This is it. We are shutting down isoHunt services a little early.”
The site is slated for a complete closedown on October 22 according to Fung, but before it closes down Fung wants to “do a proper send-off” to all isoHunt users. Fung informs through the message that he is working on some project and asks users to stay connected to him.
“For what I’m working on next, please look up my blog on Google and follow me there.”
Fung has been locked in an ugly battle with MPAA and its members over copyright infringement claims and after over 6 years of battle, it seems that Fung have had enough. He settled outside of court and agreed to closure of IsoHunt.com as well as monetary penalties in tune of $115 million.
In an earlier message on his blog, a day after the settlement, Fung stated “It’s sad to see my baby go.” IsoHunt.com had been around for over 10.5 years and had been one of the topmost torrent indexing sites on the web with millions of visitors every month.
Ending the message on IsoHunt.com, Fung says “I’ll be backkk.”