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|Search results fixes, New ads|
|Posted by IH on Mar. 15|
Firstly, our search results are currently bugged with missing torrents, due to a software glitch. We are fixing this and should be corrected in no more than 2 hours.
As part of this glitch, we've upgraded our spam detectors against the ever increasing flood of spam torrents.
Secondly, we are testing a new ad format which you probably have noticed. It slides up from the bottom right corner. It doesn't show on every page, and it shows high quality advertising that should interest you. I've been wary of more intrusive ads like popups and interstitials (full page ads that you have to skip through), but advertising is doing badly in the current economy, and the slider I believe is a fair compromise.
I do want your feedback on the new ad format, it's why I'm posting this. Please tell us what you think, and I appreciate your understanding of why we are testing new ad formats. Your experience on search quality of isoHunt comes first as always.
A bug has been found and fixed, that caused some more empty search results pages.
|On legal spectacles|
|Posted by IH on Mar. 4|
With the TPB trial just wrapping up, some comments on our case and theirs.
Some have asked me what's going on with our case(s), with no update for a while. For our
there really hasn't been any news. We are still waiting on Judge Wilson to decide on MPAA's motion for summary judgment. Since it's taken so long (15 months and counting on this motion), I'm sure the Judge will make a careful opinion on this motion with
many important issues
raised at stake.
we are currently defending against CRIA's motion to convert our petition to a full action. It's disappointing to see CRIA wanting to unnecessarily complicate our well defined petition, in attempt to bog us down with time and money through messy discovery and in the process the court's time too. We are no doubt fighting this upcoming motion in about
April March and will update on how that goes.
For TPB's trial, it's been amusing to see how poorly organized the prosecutors are and how weak is their expert witnesses in proving anything technical. And I'm slightly jealous their trial came before ours when our MPAA case started
from the prosecution can I believe make or break their case. They point out that Google for example "works with rights holders to prevent piracy. TPB on the other hand constantly mocks rights holders." While we follow
similar copyright policy
as Google, there is big problems with our current copyright regimes and I wish the best for TPB. Because the copyright system is fundamentally broken, with terms lasting over 100 years and with almost no way to know what maybe copyright infringing, in what country and in what context of sharing, and what authorization for distribution rights holders have granted. If TPB win, it would perhaps be a sign that we can start pushing back for more fair and sane copyright.
UPDATE (CRIA motion):
tweeted the court meeting with CRIA lawyers,
it's been covered by
and various Canadian media coverage, such as
|We are 6 years old! And on load issues..|
|Posted by IH on Jan. 4|
We know about current server load issues and occasional code 500 server errors. Upgrades will be done in the next few days which should fix slow down and the occasional errors. Stay tuned.
Oh and hope you had a happy new year! And happy birthday to us, isoHunt is now 6 years old
(I don't remember which day I launched the site, but it was January 2003)
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