Judge Orders TorrentSpy to Pay $100 Million in Damages

In a major win for Hollywood studios, a California federal judge has ordered TorrentSpy to pay $110 million in damages for infringing the copyright of thousands of films and TV shows through its BitTorrent search engine. The Los Angeles judge, U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, also issued a permanent injunction against TorrentSpy, which was once one of the most popular indexes of BitTorrent files before it shut down in March after a two-year copyright battle with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

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