p2pnet news | MPAA News:- isoHunt has disabled access from US users until further notice.
“This goes for ALL trackers (torrentbox, podtropolis) we run,” isoHunt states, going on:
This is due to the US’s hostility towards P2P technologies, and we feel with our current lawsuit brought by the MPAA, we can no longer ensure your security and privacy in the US.
So, if you’re outside the US, you may notice less peers. We encourage you to add other public, unhampered trackers to torrents you post, in addition to Torrentbox and Podtropolis’s trackers.
But isoHunt isn’t alone in the battle with the MPAA, says Torrentfreak, going on:
Last month TorrentSpy, another site named in the MPAA lawsuit blocked access to US users on their site.
However, the takedown of IsoHunt`s trackers will have an even bigger effect on the BitTorrent community worldwide, especially because TorrentBox runs one of the biggest public BitTorrent trackers.
As mentioned by the Isohunt team, this means that users outside the US will see less peers connected to their torrents which may result in slower download speeds.
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