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Although isoHunt.com operated outside the United States, the servers hosting the site were physically within the US, apparently providing adequate legal grounds for the shutdown. The site administrators had been trading legal barbs with the MPAA for two years before the ISP's lawyers took matters into their own hands. Presently, the site's temporary front page is being hosted by a Canadian ISP, pending recovery of their servers in the U.S."Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don't have more information at this time until people responsible comes to work tomorrow. We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our current ISP, or we get new hardware ready at our new ISP."
At a time when the movie industry is attempting to harness the distribution powers of the BitTorrent protocol, are they in the end biting the hand that feeds by preemptively alienating many of their potential future customers?"
"Alright, so far so good... That does not mean that this is a release which I consider feature complete. We do however consider this version to be vastly better than any previous Flash Player for Linux. Since customers were starting to ask for a final version we decided to feature freeze what we have. So two months ago we moved the Flash Player 9 for Linux code into a separate code branch for stabilization.