Hello, Brave New World

I’ve been notified by lawyers that I’m not allowed to comment to the media. And I haven’t. This is my blog; I write about the world, my thoughts, my ideas. And I still believe I live in a world where free speech exists.

Since this particular blog post has apparently been linked from all over the Web, including from various media, here’s a disclaimer: This blog is my thoughts and writings, it is in no way a response to media queries. If you ask me for comments regarding the little judgment with large $$$ that’s been in the news, here’s my comment:

No comment ;)

The original post.

For what I’m working on currently: helping launch a clothing line for both isoHunt fans and information freedoms.

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  32. Thank you very much. You have no idea how much this project of yours has benefitted people. I do. And I would sincerely like to thank you for it, and God bless you!

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  34. ty for all your hard work theese many years.

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  35. Gary,

    I’ve started working for a Saas company and I cant even imagine the hard work you have put in with those few, intelligent people behind the scenes. Thank you for the sweat and tears, you have done a great service for the world. Can’t wait to see what you will be working on next from USA/Holland with love. Cheers!

  36. I Gary ,i have been using isohunt since 2004 and today i saw about the site i am so sad gary :( i hope you will win this war…. good luck to you from Turkey….

  37. Thank you for creating IsoHunt. I was very sad when I saw the news. IsoHunt has been the very first torrent website I have ever accessed. I grew up while downloading stuff from there. I feel like a part of me has died. You are all that remains now, its creator.

    I wish you luck with everything. And hopefully you will inspire others to create such marvelous things. All the best to you! :’)

  38. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for years of contributions to the website.
    Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours.

    Lewis from Australia.

  39. It’s sad to see this site go down :( Copyright owners are idiots for fighting websites like this one. For instance, my country has a $ 200 minimum wage, so a couple is always thinking twice before spending $ 20 at the cinema. You don’t always have the time, you don’t always wish to spend the money. But I’ll give you an example: after seeing Despicable Me downloaded from torrents, ABSOLUTELY ALL of my friends who I have asked have gone to the cinema just to see Despicable Me 2. It’s just one example.

  40. Congratulations for your fight Mr. Fung, it’s ridiculous that you had to take on this litigation for more than 7 years, and even more ridiculous that you can’t even comment about the case. For sure, this is not free speech, and I can only guess who profits from this situation… For sure, not the people nor the law. I don’t know how you’re going to deal with the 100 million usd fine, but please do ask us for support if you need it. Best regards from Brazil

  41. Damn I realize now isohunt is shutting down. I’ve been almost eight years using isohunt with happiness. I’m so sad now feel like my internet has a big impact some way. Thank you for everything and good luck your thoughts & plans.

  42. Gary: Thank you on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago for the long entertaining journey. I knew this day would eventually come and I am deeply saddened. You went out on TOP, still no torrent search site better. Lets remember the good times and good luck with your future adventures! Chivon in T&T.

  43. What you’ve done is amazing Gary. You have to take this as a stumbling block and not give up in your quest. The courts are trying to do for the film industry what they did for the music industry did 10 years ago and it failed! Movies are overpriced and people are changing the way they consume them. Until the industry accepts this and leaves behind its archaic business models the people will continue to find a cheaper and more convenient way of viewing. Bottom line, you can’t regulate something that millions of people do!

  44. It’s a black day in internet history, discovering isohunt no more. But, yes we would like to donate freely, and wish you come with a bang soon..

  45. Hi Gary – A big thanks from the East. Your website was my to-go place when I was going through an extremely tough place. It helped distract me from my worries and kept me sane.

    I will miss Isohunt and you. Can’t wait for you to unveil your new adventure! I’m sure all your supporters will be ready to support you with donations, goodwill and love.

    S

  46. Never thought we would loose such a fantastic search engine for .torrents.
    I tried other sites but usually came back to ISO HUNT especially when certain things couldn’t be fount elsewhere!!
    I still wear my t-shirt with pride!
    Maybe we will find you somewhere on the hidden web!!??
    Good luck with you future projects. We all salute you!
    When all other torrent sites were being closed down your search engine kept going!! It is such an achievement to have kept going for so long!
    Your site will be sadly missed by all :(

  47. Thnx Gary… it had been an awesome journey!

    Now we are all ready for a new one! :-)

    Waiting the day (german accent) Yau’ll bea Baaakkk!

    Hailing you from Turkey!

  48. Thnx for all your work and the best torrent search engine ever on the web. Very sad to see that its over, isohunt was and will always be a legend in the torrent world.

  49. Thank you Gary…

    …for standing up to the greedy vested interests.
    …for standing up for ordinary people’s rights.
    …for the endless, thankless unpaid hours you spent keeping your fine site going for my enjoyment, and that of millions of others.

  50. This is crazy, I LOVE isohunt !!! The government NEEDS to stay out of our business !!! Where is everyone going in the meantime until Gary comes back with another Isohunt?

    1. Thanks for all you have done by us all. Let’s show the industry that we can all fight them back. Let us all, worldwide, prove them that we can make them lose more money that they getting from you. Let us all, wideworld, not buy a CD, a movie, not even going to watch a movie. We don’t need more than a month to prove those guys that we can make them loose a huge amount of money.

      See you later gary Fung

  51. Well what a shock Gary, After 27,467 movie downloads, 165,452 music downloads and 4,458 books & pictures i am rely sad to see you go mate, you have been an inspiration to us all and we are great full for what you have achieved , your moderators as well have something to be proud of too, and as you are aware you have a vast number of people all over the world who will back you no matter wear or what you do next in life, Again congratulations mate.

    UNTIL NEXT TIME

    R.I.P ISOHUNT
    2013

    1. Why Isohunt is shut down? Where I can now download tv-show’s, music and movies??? Is there any other website?
      please! answer me back in my email!!!

      1. Use Google and scan for “Kickass Torrents homepage”. This should give you a link to Kickass Torrents which is the 2nd best torrent site on the web (after isoHunt). Cheers – John

  52. isoHunt has helped me out of many a jam over the years: when I desperately needed a full installation of a well-known design suite (while studying for my BSc), you were there. When I needed a few filler episodes of my favourite-but-no-longer-broadcast shows, you were there. Even my son has had you to thank when I was putting together a “Little Bill” DVD compendium for him!

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  53. Quotes from Noam Chomsky on Media

    1. “The major media-particularly, the elite media that set the agenda that others generally follow-are corporations “selling” privileged audiences to other businesses. It would hardly come as a surprise if the picture of the world they present were to reflect the perspectives and interests of the sellers, the buyers, and the product. Concentration of ownership of the media is high and increasing. Furthermore, those who occupy managerial positions in the media, or gain status within them as commentators, belong to the same privileged elites, and might be expected to share the perceptions, aspirations, and attitudes of their associates, reflecting their own class interests as well. Journalists entering the system are unlikely to make their way unless they conform to these ideological pressures, generally by internalizing the values; it is not easy to say one thing and believe another, and those who fail to conform will tend to be weeded out by familiar mechanisms.”
    From Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    2. “If the media were honest, they would say, Look, here are the interests we represent and this is the framework within which we look at things. This is our set of beliefs and commitments. That’s what they would say, very much as their critics say. For example, I don’t try to hide my commitments, and the Washington Post and New York Times shouldn’t do it either. However, they must do it, because this mask of balance and objectivity is a crucial part of the propaganda function. In fact, they actually go beyond that. They try to present themselves as adversarial to power, as subversive, digging away at powerful institutions and undermining them. The academic profession plays along with this game.”
    From Lecture titled ” Media, Knowledge, and Objectivity,” June 16, 1993

    3.”The leading student of business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey, argues persuasively that “the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”
    From World Orders: Old and New

    4. “The public relations industry, which essentially runs the elections, is applying certain principles to undermine democracy which are the same as the principles that applies to undermine markets. The last thing that business wants is markets in the sense of economic theory. Take a course in economics, they tell you a market is based on informed consumers making rational choices. Anyone who’s ever looked at a TV ad knows that’s not true. In fact if we had a market system an ad say for General Motors would be a brief statement of the characteristics of the products for next year. That’s not what you see. You see some movie actress or a football hero or somebody driving a car up a mountain or something like that. And that’s true of all advertising. The goal is to undermine markets by creating uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices and the business world spends huge efforts on that. The same is true when the same industry, the PR industry, turns to undermining democracy. It wants to construct elections in which uninformed voters will make irrational choices. It’s pretty reasonable and it’s so evident you can hardly miss it.”
    From lecture titled “The State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival,” at the The University of Toronto, April 7, 2011

    5. “The Obama campaign greatly impressed the public relations industry, which named Obama ‘Advertising Age’s marketer of the year for 2008,’ easily beating out Apple computers. A good predictor of the elections a few weeks later. The industry’s regular task is to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices, thus undermining markets as they are conceptualized in economic theory, but benefiting the masters of the economy. And it recognizes the benefits of undermining democracy in much the same way, creating uninformed voters who make often irrational choices between the factions of the business party that amass sufficient support from concentrated private capital to enter the electoral arena, then to dominate campaign propaganda.”
    From Hopes and Prospects

    6. “Control of thought is more important for governments that are free and popular than for despotic and military states. The logic is straightforward: a despotic state can control its domestic enemies by force, but as the state loses this weapon, other devices are required to prevent the ignorant masses from interfering with public affairs, which are none of their business…the public are to be observers, not participants, consumers of ideology as well as products.”
    From article ” Force and Opinion” in Z Magazine

    7. “The first modern propaganda agency was the British Ministry of Information a century ago, which secretly defined its task as “to direct the thought of most of the world” — primarily progressive American intellectuals, who had to be mobilized to come to the aid of Britain during World War I.”
    From article “Destroying the Commons” in Tom Dispatch

    8. “One of the questions asked in that study was, How many Vietnamese casualties would you estimate that there were during the Vietnam war? The average response on the part of Americans today is about 100,000. The official figure is about two million. The actual figure is probably three to four million. The people who conducted the study raised an appropriate question: What would we think about German political culture if, when you asked people today how many Jews died in the Holocaust, they estimated about 300,000? What would that tell us about German political culture?”
    From Media Control

    9. “You don’t have any other society where the educated classes are so effectively indoctrinated and controlled by a subtle propaganda system – a private system including media, intellectual opinion forming magazines and the participation of the most highly educated sections of the population. Such people ought to be referred to as “Commissars” – for that is what their essential function is – to set up and maintain a system of doctrines and beliefs which will undermine independent thought and prevent a proper understanding and analysis of national and global institutions, issues, and policies.”
    From Language and Politics

    10. “Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy.”
    From Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

  54. Thank you very much for the wonderful service you provided!
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    ~ Good luck from Holland

  55. Te escribo de Bs. As. Argentina para agradecerles, un ciclo ha terminado, suerte para sus futuros proyectos. Hasta siempre.

  56. Isohunt was by far the best of the torrent sites. From South Africa, thanks for all the hard work and looking forward to your future projects ;)

  57. Hi Garry,

    yesterday as I visited IsoHunt again after some time I recognized that one of the greatest sites on the net went down… I am really sad about this, cause your invention helped me out so often the last 9 years i used it…ALL MY RESPECT FOR YOR WORK!!!!

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  58. Gary
    Thank you for the fantastic torrents and especially for the book and documentary torrents I found here. The shitbaggs of industry allow anybody to view and download a porn but when it comes to KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION and ENTERTAINMENT they come with FBI-NSA-MPAA-mothafucking brutality and shutdown sites like yours.
    Don’t worry, we are insects and we will survive.
    Best regards warrior of all good thinks
    Thank you

  59. Dear Gary
    Thanks for all this good times you gave us. I respect your resistance against commercialization and globalization through your sites concept. Free and worried minds like yourself are what we need these unstable times. Looking forward for your future plans and creations ! Take care !

  60. Such wonderful door created by you will truly be missed by us all!

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  61. So sad to see Isohunt go :( First Demonoid, now this. I guess it won’t be long before NO torrent sites exist.

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  62. I came to download a torrent from Isohunt today and got a shock to see the message it’s being shut down. This is really, really sad. I owe so much to this website, no other torrent website was EVER good enough. Sorry to see Isohunt go. Shove this ‘victory’ up yours MPAA!

  63. Well done, 10.5 years of keeping the hounds off your back. RIP ISOHunt. Rock on for the next 20 years of ISO HUNT II.

  64. Yesterday I saw that isoHunt would no longer be with us…. it is like loosing a very good and dear friend who was always there anytime we needed him/her. Words cannot express how much we are going to miss that friend….

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  65. So they think we will all go to the cinema now eh, Think again. We will continue in our pursuit of free sharing. Sorry to see you go and good luck for the future…..

  66. Can’t believe the adventure is over, I have been a thorough follower. Hope to see you reviving another similar torrent/magnet website soon.

    Freedom has no price, and whatever they have against you, you will win with the crowd that will support you till the end.

    Wish you all the best of luck on your next ventures, I am quite sure we will hear from you again soon.

  67. Gary, thankyou so much.

    People like you are fighting against a system that you obviously deep down were opposed to. Regardless of whether it was conscious or subconscious it definitely appears the old system of mega corporations holding monopolies on things can actually be replaced by something better, and you have been a warrior in fighting for change.

    People could say piracy stops us getting art made because of lack of funds, but that is simply wrong. When you now look at things like Kickstarter, where people like Zach Braff have started collaborating with his fans to fund a new movie, you can see a whole new world evolving.

    Zach wanted to raise money for his own independent film, so he asked the fans to help and within two days had raised 4 million or something like that. If that film had been put through the big studio system, to have 4 million pumped into the budget would have taken the same amount of money again to pay for all the useless studio execs to live their lavish lives while not being the actual creatives.

    On top of this, i don’t know how many films and ideas have been corrupted because of the varied self interests of corporations funding the movies.

    People are willing to pay for good art, but we all must have deep down realised that so many practices from the past, within movie making, media and software were just setup to make business people rich, not artists.

    I hope you realise you have many supporters and if you ever looked to kickstart you could translate this following into a good financial backing.

    Peace brother and walk away from this with a smile on your face.

  68. I love you, man. You just gave me so much. Life will never be the same.

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    1. I will do the same, it’s been an honour using your website, and when I went to load it up today I almost shed a tear seeing the message I saw, it’s been a long glorious ride. I will have to try and picture every other torrent site with the classic blue that I know and love.

  69. Just started to donate to the cause sods law Im kiss of death lol,wont be the same,every day Ive used Isohunt[best site ever] at the rate sites are going down Im gonna have to wait to watch the programs as they are shown on tv …no doubt youll bounce back and we will all be waiting.
    Ive found a new site but its not a patch on yours,best wishes for the future

  70. Thank you so much my friend!… Isohunt was my first step into Torrent world. I´m a Venezuelan fan currently living in Perú. Don´t give up Gary….

  71. Damn i was surprised when i got the web page and saw the announcment…
    i can’t start thanking you for those years, it was plleasure to use iso hunt
    i wish you the best luck
    and again THANKS

  72. I just found out, and I feel like a part of my life has been taken away. Thank you for everything you have given us all these years. Good luck in everything you do from now on and know that a lot of us will be following your endeavours :)

  73. I’m really sorry to see you go. Isohunt has been my mainstay for many years.

    How shortsighted those in power can be.

  74. It became my go-to site after btjunkie went down, so sad to see it go.
    Thanks for all your work, it is much appreciated.

    Downloaders from Australia thank you!

  75. Hi Gary,

    I, like many people commenting here, don’t know you at all.
    But judging your character from what you’ve given to the internet community during all these years, you must be truly generous and very determined.

    Now you’re in the front row being the punching bag of a corrupt but billion dollar making industry, that tries to enforce US laws in other countries instead of reviewing their concepts of marketing, publishing, pricing, etc.
    The price for a recently released CD/DVD in Portugal is between 15 to 20€ (yeah, that’s an absurd $ 20-27 USD). Even higher for a BD. From that ridiculously high price only a very small amount of money is for the musician (or band). There are only very few smart bands that own the copyright of their songs, having negotiated their contracts in a non conventional way.

    Look for artists like Moby for example, that just a few days ago published torrent download links in his Facebook profile and a photo of himself and a sheet of paper in his hand, with the following words written: “BITTORRENT IS NOT A CRIME”.

    Thanks Gary for taking all the blows and punches for us, and for making our life easier during all these years. I’ve used ISOHUNT mostly for searching hard to find stuff, some things that were “forgotten” or archived, mostly with success.
    Your indexing service was absolutely brilliant. You did nothing illegal. The concept behind torrents is brilliant and should be awarded prized instead of being hunted down.

    My deepest respect and gratitude for the great service you’ve done.
    I hope that God (in case you have faith) helps you in this complex quest.

    Best wishes from Portugal.
    Miguel

  76. Thanks Gary for all those years of graft that you and your team had.

    Ironic that you end up with a massive fine yet facebook torrent swapping and twitter torrent swapping just seems to put their share prices up.

    I know you can comment by law been told to keep your trap shut while they try and trace other torrent download sites, but how and why should someone who chose to provide a free storage space for other peoples files or locations of same be prosecuted.

    ISOHUNT YOU WILL LIVE IN MY HEART AND HARD DRIVES FOREVER

    Thankyou so much for the last 10 years Gary and all the crew, you will always be the reason why the net was invented. Freedom of people to communicate what they wanted when they wanted.

  77. Thanks for the 10 years of hard work , this is stupid since google is a search engine also , but since it has a lot of money no one goes after it , isohunt will be missed , please keep us in the loop of your future projects , Thank from portugal

  78. Dear Gary,

    Now we understood what we lost in deed.It is freedom!Yes we need more freedom to share now.Hey bullies you cant win everytime!

  79. Thank you for all your work at isoHunt (and thank the team also). Our movie night will not be the same.

    Cris&Cip
    Romania

  80. OMG I had no idea you were leaving until I logged on today and now you are gone………I am so shocked…….. Where do we go from here?……. Your site will be missed by the world and never forgotten for sure……. You have bought many many many hours of great products into everyones life and I’m sure there will be no other like you……. All the best for the future and you better stick to your word and be back soon….xxx

  81. Gary,

    Thanks so much for IsoHunt and well done for taking a stand against the industry, pity it didn’t work out. Good luck on your next project!

  82. please bring isohunt back. please please please. i dont know what to do without it. for the past 5 years i have been downloading all my music movies and tv series through it. it was a HUGE part of my life. i was in such a shock when i saw the message on the website….i still am:(. but thank you so much for providing us with such an awesome website. it shall be missed!!!

  83. I’m totally lost without it! …. Thank you so much for all your hard work over the years …. It’s very sorely missed xxx

  84. ISOHUNT has been a great source for sharing. The real shame is that there is no crime in sharing. If I buy any form of media, and one of my associates wants to work with it for a mutual project, it’s free. I do not sell the media. Unlike the nice folks in Tunisia and Turkey who blatantly copy and resell everything from software, to their own family members. I have been there many times, and saw software and movies available for 2 Euro. Full version, and completely cracked if necessary. Maybe these are the idiots that should be shut down. The biggest customers that they have are the western Europeans who will spend 500 Euro each just to build their collection of 400 movies. These people do it out of actual stores in public, and in full view.

    I will say this now. Use the same browser the police use so they don’t get caught. How do you think they watch the PirateBays from the Netherlands even though it is blocked out and made illegal by the anti-piracy dummies. It’s all out there, and it is up to us to buy the originals, and share as WE SEE FIT.

    When Hollywood stops making terrible movies, and Legal spyware in the garbage they sell, then, I will stop sharing the good stuff. The latest series of remakes from the last 110 years is enough to explain my point. We are expected to pay to see a movie were the best part of the movie is the TRAILER? Blow me.

    I look forward to the resurrection of ISOHNT in the new form.

    Cheers

  85. Send you a big : “DANKE”, from Germany.
    I had a great motherfucking Time with IsoHunt.
    My Musiccollection crys fat Tears.

    thx and bb

  86. Isohunt you are the best! Do not shut down! Fight the man (Government)
    I started using your sight because I was tired of wasting my money and time on films
    with their damn fbi warnings at the beginning. This is a bunch of crap and it is lawyers that are making money off this…. I wonder how many lawyers have downloaded from your site? Keep your chin up and hope to see you back online soon.

  87. Thank you Gary, for all the work you have done in helping me find the films that I liked from the past.
    Those “clever” people in Hollywood etc have now created a void, they won’t put out old films for us to buy, so they are unavailable now.
    I’m 63 years old and really loved your site, perfect and safe.
    Thank you, you will be missed.

  88. First and foremost thank you… from the bottom of my heart and all the way from mexico, thank you very much for all these years of countless GB of information. It was awesome and I am forever in your debt. Best of luck in your new adventures!

    Mike

  89. Even I feel the lurve as I read on the thoughts of my fellow commenters. Truly a moment of silence. Thank you for all these years of making free media possible. Can’t say I didn’t see it coming, just that I wish it would not be so soon. Thank you. I miss it already.

    :’)

  90. This is the first time i’ve been legitimately sad to see a site go!

    Thank you for the good times. Can’t tell you how much I will miss it. Look forward to seeing what your next project is!

    Maybe you could get a crowd-funding campaign happening?

    Respect and gratitude from Outback Australia.

  91. Gary,

    They might shut down a website, they simply can’t shut the sharing spirit.

    We’re legion. And we’re here to stay.

    Best wishes from Buenos Aires!

  92. sad news!! THANKYOU !!
    was the best!! found hard to find classics no one could deliver. all the best for your future works!! will be missed greatly

  93. Thank you, Gary

    …first glimpse of Gift economy ..
    No, I mean really, torrents changed my life. It was the first occurence of mutual giving without no expectations I ever encountered. I was touched and happy to live in a world where people thought of sharing with one another, finally a world I actually wanted to be a part of.
    Now I am a Nonviolent communication trainer and Restorative circles facilitator, advocator for restorative justice, for freedom and peace; working to give to people and to share everything I have to offer, and all of that began with me dreaming as a child, but became possible only when I saw it already happening on the Internet, I found torrents: people giving and receiving freely, not excluding anyone, and that made me trust it was possible. It was the begining of trust in open hearted giving and over all in the NVC consciousness for me. Thank you for restoring my trust in humanity.

    Love,
    M

  94. Hi,
    Just wanted 2 say how great isohunt has been since it started and i will miss it. As for the big fat greedy corporation pricks..up yours…one day our time will come.

  95. Damn that sucks , the team as ISOHUNT deserve a commendation , with out all the hard work (and contributors) there would have been many boring nights , you actually helped bring people together and some amazing things can happen sharing a file with friends. Thanks and i hope you can comeback , somehow.

  96. IsoHunt was my go-to for everything from games to movies for about 2-3 years now, sad to see it go, it won’t be easy finding another site offering the same reliability. I somewhat never thought the day would come where my favourite website would go down :(
    Best of luck for the future Gary.
    IsoHunt will be missed.

    Sincerely,
    Jake.

  97. ISOHUNT… you’ll be missed so much… and thank you so much Gary Fung for all the torrents, especially the torrents for old classics in all languages!

  98. Gary,
    From my travels around the world your site has provided much needed support whilst I have been in isolated places.
    Currently I live in Niue with 1 TV channel and thats it, Isohunt provided entertainment for me to help fill those gaps.
    Thanks very much for a great site for all those years.

    Brett – Australia- New Zealand – Solomon Islands – Papua New Guinea – Niue – Singapore – Hong Kong etc etc etc

  99. ISOHunt had become a part of my life through the years, and it’s truly sad to see it go. Your work and service will always be appreciated. I really regret never grabbing a T-Shirt when I still had the chance. ISOHunt helped shape my view of the internet for the better for years.

    Best of luck in your future endeavors.

  100. Master; with tears in my eyes, I have to say that I miss isoHunt. I have been your follower every night of my life for four years.
    Hope to have good news from you soon.
    My thankfulness and my best wishes from my country. Panamá

    Panacyber

  101. Been using isohunt since ’03-’04, it will be missed! Thanks for all the years Gary, and I hope that your future endeavours are good to you.

  102. isoHunt was the best site out there…..easy to use, and downloading was easy and I never got a virus.

    isohunt enabled me to get the movies and TV shows I had on VHS and DVD’s on my PC. I was even able to get movies that were no longer available in DVD due to being discontinued (who knew a movie would ever be discontinued and no longer be available on DVD).

    This site will be missed and you hard work will never be forgotten….I think I can speak for a few million people when I say we hope you come backkk soon!!!

  103. Greatly appreciated your site for the last 7 years. Easy to use and torrent comments really helpful. Many thanks for you continued efforts, it will be missed.

    All the best with future endeavours.

    hibbs.

  104. Every time I go into a movie theatre Im charged $15 to sit on a firkin plank with a steel bar in my back. (Standard movie theatre seat). Floors so dirty I feel like I need to throw my shoes away. THEN Im subjected to 30 min of advertising before the movie even starts!! – 25% of the price of admission goes to watching advertising for products I don’t give a fck about. Then I realize the guy who’s got the cherry seat in the middle of the theatre paid the same as me and Im sitting at some crap angle thats going to give me a headache – fck! i need a drink just thinking about it. Want popcorn ? That’ll be $8 please, want a drink? That’ll be $4 please – for water???!!!! $27 bucks for an evening at the movies and what I paid to see was crap. Yep, every time this happens I feel perfectly justified in downloading a movie for FREE and watching it in the comfort of my own home, then deleting the POS because it was a POS, but I feel so much better that I got to stick it to the studios for a change.

    Gary my man, keep your head up, move forward and KNOW you are a positive force in the world. Good luck and Godspeed, we’ll be watching out for you.

  105. Thanks for all the Great Movies and all the hard work…I love this website (Isohunt) as it was easy, fast, and was easy to tell if it was real, fake or virus…

    I hope you come back with something greater!!!! and I can’t wait for that day!!!
    Good Luck!!

  106. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Isohunt made it easy for me to become
    Downloads Master in my household (uncommon as that may be amongst womenfolk). I will miss your site. Know that many people are sending love your way. Wishing you the best Gary.

  107. I never got a T-shirt. All of us users should donate a few bucks to the cause. Let us know how we can help. Also, what did we do before the internet? Copy records and videos on tape!

    1. I’d donate and I’d be proud to wear a tshirt. Let’s do it….. lets have one last little reminder of the great community that was Isohunt!!!!

    2. yes i totally agree with Ric, lets show your appreciation to Gary and all the hard work that went into our

      FREE Isohunt,
      donate donate donate donate donate

      Get a link up and running and donate what you can.
      all the best Gary

  108. Government bs. Just blame Lars Ulrich the rich prick who thinks its “fair” for us regular folk to pay 100.00 to see his band

  109. OH my FAV IsoHunt :( already miss it
    for many years i only trust to download from ur torrnet files don’t know what to do without IsoHunt :((((( feel sad but as As u said ,
    IsoHunt will be backkk. ^_^ thanks for all team who worked hard for doing it ,isohunt like as home for us and site will never go

    Sincerely,
    Noura

  110. Quote: during the War against the NAZI’S
    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
    Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942
    British politician (1874 – 1965)

    Well, best of luck and thanks for the memory’s.

    Best regards

  111. Gutted to see Isohunt go down, it was by far the best and most user friendly site on the net.
    Keep up the fight Gary and as my grandfather used to say “Don’t let the b*stards grind you down !”.

    All the best from London

  112. Thk u for the years of entertainment .me and my family loved your site . I had a little cry when i found out it was all over for isohunt .
    I WOULD GLADLY SEND YOU $20 TO HELP WITH THINGS.

  113. You were the best, can’t believe you’ve gone! Thanks for sticking with it for so long, they may have the money but they haven’t got the spirit. Venceremos

    greetings from London, England

  114. with all the crime going on in the U.S and the U.S. gov got time to step out and go after IsoHunt, what a joke i think they need to get back to the more important things like looking after their country and stop picking on the easy targets to make up there quoter.
    SORRY to see you all go its been a great time
    all the best for the future from the UK.
    reaper68

  115. IsoHunt was absolutely the best!
    Im so sad right now. I hope that I will find some alternatives, but I will always missing it. I used to recommend that site my friends everytime.
    But thank you for everything
    & best wishes from Hungary! :)

  116. it’s nice to see the good mood going on here. but we should also see the scary side.
    the gov is taking control over the internet. even websites hosted outside the U.S. are attacked by the U.S. gov, completely illegally. what gives that government ultimate power over all the others?
    in some countries (for example switzerland), downloading musics and movies is completely legal.
    why?
    because the swiss government itself made studies, to know what to do about this “piracy problem”, and found out that piracy actually greatly helps the media industry, because it creates hype around things, and gets people interested.
    why is the retarded hollywood-financed U.S. gov not capable of seeing this?

    keep in mind the freedom of the internet extends way beyond piracy. what we’re talking about is freedom of speech as a whole (just look at what the U.S. gov is trying to do to the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange)

    1. You are correct.

      For the Feds, it’s really more of a symbolic thing; that the greater community will bend to their ways. They fear collective action and thought, and p2p is a modern manifestation of this.

      As for Hollywood? Well, they’ve been co-opted by the US Gov for many years, assisting in the design of weapons, armor and other strange (real-world) plot twists.

      They’ve also helped along the unwinnable “wars”; The War On Drugs, The War On Terror, The War On Hackers… and happily profited from them while patronizing Joe and Jill Public.

    2. So so sad Iso hunt.

      Have you noticed where most junk mail comes from ? You dont see the US government doing anything about that do we ?

  117. Real sad.. the site provided me so many lost and forgotten contents. It was something I could trust to find what I wanted all the time. Come to think of it, I only downloaded classics and never to find data from this site. For new movies and music, there are like a million sites I could use…

  118. Oh no ! Isohunt was like a friend to me… always there when i needed him.
    I am in shock !
    Je suis très déçue !
    Mart… Qc city, Qc

  119. Just thought i would say thanks.

    When i saw “initiating self destruct” and read through the message, i was really surprised at what i felt – a sense of loss. I wasn’t a member of the site but and now regret not being part of that great community. Hope it goes well for you mate, thanks again.

  120. I remember when I first started to download like 8 yrs ago. All other programs were so hard to understand but Isohunt was user friendly and so easy. It’s such a shame to see you go. I would just like to say thank you very much for the joy and entertainment you brought into my family. I hope you can notify people via email to let them know about your new adventure. Can’t wait to see what you do next :-)
    All the Best !!! – Mim – Australia.

  121. i was searching for a torrent to download and when clicked on isohunt it gave me your message, i thought i was just directed to a different site but when i tried it again, oh! god! it broke my heart! we will still see you again dude!

  122. I have discovered movies and serials through my 7 years of journey with ISOhunt that i normally would not have time to see on television or be released in the place where i live. It must be noted that these torrent sites are major contributing factor of a movie’s popularity worldwide on which the produces rake money later by starting franchise which is a popular trend these days…. Have they thought about this??? 110 million wont be enough they are gonna loose billions because of this. My salute to you dude for making an effort …been a pleasure :)

  123. 10,5 years… Man it seems like it was yesterday when a friend told me about this “new” site that I could download torrents (which were a new discovery for me back then) so I could download anything. You will be missed.

    Not taking the site of my favourites by the way…

    Best of luck and thank you.

  124. I know that Isohunt was an indexer torrent archive but it was the best and I will always know that whenever I use another website I will always think “where is my best download friend Isohunt?”
    I feel like you made a huge difference because it was the most easy, user friendly, capable and huge that whoever used it became more free minded, critical and nonconformist. Thank you for that dude. You were great.

  125. All good things must come to and end, but, worried I’m not for when one tree falls many more will flourish and grow to become majestic kings of the forest. Isohunt was one of those Majestic trees in the forest but I am sure that you have many more seeds in your head that you’ll plant and they will flourish and become the Majestic trees Isohunt was my friend.

    You were knocked down but not knocked out, get up and keep fighting, Money is not everything in this world, you’ll make it again.

  126. Well, they say, I don’t own the copyright when I buy a DVD/CD/Vinyl/S8/VHS and whatever, I ONLY have to right to watch/Listen. But when I loose the medium, I loose the right to watch/listen as well? It makes no sense!
    I have been an expat for severals years, gypsy all around the world, you loose many times what you have owned (and paid money for!), half of my 1500 DVD collection did not survive the tropical climate, they disintegrated all by them self. Tiny little holes let the laser loose his tracks and thats it! Do you think even ONE of the Sony, Warner Bro and others even think you give me a replacement for they faulty products? No sir, not one!
    So I re-downloaded all the stuff I paid and owned before, and honestly, I give shit if they cry ILLEGAL-ILLEGAL

    I rather believe today, we are going completely wrong with copyright! Copyright on human DNA, on plants DNA, hell, you haven’t invent it, just jiggle around with it, to say: mess with it any play too often god.

    To the (peaceful) weapons, defend our freedom of speech, our rights of our DNA, the plants we have grown for centuries. Music is our culture, defend our culture. The enemy is not the musician, its the big time money that wants to squeeze us more!

    By IsoHunt, you where convenient, but if you cut off the head of the Hydra, two more will grow. This is not the end, its just another beginning of something else.

    Gary, a big thank you to stand in the front line for us all, the war you fought on our behalf, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    George

  127. Thanks for everything Gary, isohunt will be dearly missed by millions!
    They have brandished you a criminal for giving some power to the people. Yet the movie companies charge £15 for a DVD that costs them less than 50 pence to make and you’re the criminal ?
    What a corrupt world we live in !

    Good luck for the future :-)

  128. Your’s was the very first site I could figure out. I am now 58 and I started with your site about 10 years ago. Blessings in all your endeavors Gary.

  129. Najlepsza strona z torrentami z ktorej korzystalem wiele lat. Dzis mi szczena opadla. Najlepszego z Polski

    Best torrent site. I used for many years. I was shock today when i saw it closed. Best regards from Poland

  130. Hi Gary,

    I don’t know you at all, but i know your project since forever. It has been a great way of less fortunate people to have access to culture. I just wanted to thank you and i wish you wouldn’t have to pay that much..

    Best regards from Portugal

  131. I can make this a very long story…but the other ISOHUNTERS already spoke beautiful.

    All I can say is, Thank You Gary!

    And offcourse i will follow the blog!

    Br,

    Jacques

  132. Estou chorando e angustiada, depois de dez anos seguindo vocês todos os dias por causa de músicas e filmes estou zonza.
    Você Gary foi o único amigo que tive todos esses anos tenho depressão e síndrome do pânico e só você me tirava das crises era fácil clicar e você aparecia. E agora, não sei mexer com sites, imagina como estou agora.
    Tenho que deixar de ser egoísta e te desejar que isso que está acontecendo seja alguma coisa de Deus, para que você cresça ainda mais.
    Alegria, se precisar de ajuda pode contar comigo.
    Se um dia você voltar, por favor me avise, estou com você sempre.
    Um grande abraço
    um beijão e muita felicidade para você e seus companheiros.
    Dora.

  133. I am a 53 year old woman in the UK, so not your typical torrent ‘pirate’. After some early instruction from my son, I visited isohunt almost every day for the last eight years….and today, I am in total shock! I feel like I have lost a good friend. Isohunt was so reliable and stable, (not ONE virus or trojan or problem in all those years) so easy to use and just…..well, just always there. Now you are gone. Thanks for not closing down before the last ever episode of Breaking Bad (that really would have killed me) Heck, thanks for everything Mr Fong. I’ll miss your baby more than I can say.

  134. Hardly non to compare, ISOHUNT you remain to be the best way to get something that we need, just search and type and there you go…next download and those were the many years i have enjoyed what you got and shared it with others, likewise, what i got from your site, i shared this to my friends…and they were happy to see all these stuff i got from your site…now it’s gone but i know when you say that German accent ” I’ll be backkk”. I BELIEVE YOU WILL.

    Many thanks and these is the best time to say, thank you for everything that was offered in your ISOHUNT treasures shared to many.

    GOOD LUCK to your NEXT

    Chinmaya

  135. I loved your torrent site – such a great concept.. very sad to find it closeing down. Hope to find ýou on a new site soon.
    Klaraklipklap

  136. Thanks for all services you gave, it is sad to know the isohunt go,
    I wish the best to you.
    one more time, thanks for everything!

  137. I have been following this mess since the beginning and I’m glad I found your blog. I supported you and Isohunt and it’s a damn shame it was shut down. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity with everyone. I’m sorry it ended as it did. I’ll be waiting, with the rest of the loyal following you’ve amassed over a decade, with interest for your eventual return! >:D

  138. Really sorry to read that Isohunt is gone, I will be lost without it but wish you all the best for the future Gary.

  139. Thank you for keeping up IsoHunt all these years and coping with everything they threw at you. In my eyes, your site has always been the most user friendly and trustworthy site out there. It has been my starter page for many years.

    Good luck with your new goals and hobbies and such, and hope to see something coming from your hands in the future!

    1. Absolutely; a sad day for Iso-hunters and, more pertinently. a sad day for freedom. As ever, money rules. To hell with the peasants. A slave represents a cost in terms of meeting basic needs. Provide a chimera of freedom, but control both wages and supply, and your slave feeds and houses itself and will work twice as hard in order to improve its lot. A little hope is the greatest motivator… Loathsome creatures, but we’re trapped in a consumption-baited trap of our own making. To hell with the lot of them.

  140. So sorry to see Isohunt die and you copping such a huge fine. I’m 59 and it was the first site I could work out -I’ve tried others but you always had the best results for a search plus intriguing surprises. As I assume my huge vhs collection is by now in some landfill and my 8 boxes of vinyls may join them -though I hope a charity will accept them, on a disability pension I can’t begin to thing of replacing them. I have lots of dvds and cds and was in fear of having to get rid of them with the blu-ray and 3D taking over. I envision hologram styles coming soon. I’m not against progress, just the industry expecting us to re-buy our favourites every so often. And now I’m in a tiny unit I just don’t have room – I’ve even had to part with about 1000 books, and more to go. So I thank you for your great service and wish you well.

  141. I have been an avid fan of your torrent site for years. Sad to see you’re closing it down. I know you will have your come back soon!

    Good luck Gary!

  142. Dear Gary,
    It is but a sad news to see Isohunt go. I, myself, feel like I have lost a dear friend, as there wasn’t a day that I didn’t visit Isohunt looking for informations and high quality files to download. Isohunt will be missed, and I wish you all that is best.

    -Thuraya

  143. Gary:
    Thanks for all you have done over the past 10.5 years.
    As a senior with a very limited budget, an antique CRT and relick PC, you have provided many hours of quality, affordable entertainment to me.

    Oh well, I really do need to get out more anyway.

    Best to you Gary…

  144. Well.. If you read the Patriot Act, the Americans don’t have many rights left… Freedom of speech went with the Act… Sorry to see you shut it down man, good times, thx.

  145. Bye Gary its sad to see the site gone hope you back up soon with plan B

    I hope you shove there money down there throats so hard they be craping it out till the day they die.

    Big well done for trying to fight the System and full support for the future

    100% respect from all the peeps in UK

  146. Just wanted to say thank you so, so much for everything you did to enable so many to enjoy so much. What an incredible project isohunt was, it will be sorely missed.

  147. although I have never downloaded any torrent files, I did follow the isohunt story to study as a case analysis from a business perspective.

    with that being said….

    Best rick roll in the history of the internet, PERIOD!

  148. Thankyou for all the torrents my friend and all the extra hard work you put in i believe in the fundraiser idea to pay those dickheads itd be like a big middle finger to the man if you paid the 110 like that lol you will forever be a legend cant wait forf your next project ;)

  149. Hi Gary
    In these days of anonimity it is rare to have the opportunity to be heard by the great men at the top and I am honoured to be addressing the One and only ISOHUNTER.
    There will be hugely significant gap in my favourites toolbar now and I am only one of the Millions who have been helped and benefitted from your work I would like to humbly express my gratitude and pay due homage to your magnificent efforts. But like your, now 2nd greatest historical counterpart the “Sherrif of Nottingham” has again got his man. Now it’s our turn to help you Just say the word and I’m sure a majority of those thankful Millions can help to reduce your unjust burden.

  150. Dude Whenever I need To Download Anything the First Thing That Came To My Mind Was Your Website !! ISO HUNT !!
    I Did Not Had To waste My Time Searching The Web for Torrents and stuff , All I need Was There.
    NOW WHAT ?! ! ! ! Where do I get Trusted Torrents From ? THIS SUCKS !!

    GARY GARY !! I want You To Strike Back
    you Hear me ?
    Strike Back For Me For Us , For All the Best Memorable Times, You Just Cant , Just CANT Let this go !!
    I am WITH YOU !! You Go Gary Lets Rise The Empire Again.

  151. Hi Gary* sorry u had to shut down, ive been using iso for so many years now, so for me its actually feel like a big loss..hehe, and now im struggling to find anything that can compare with iso. is it any site you can recommend that is good as yours?

  152. Yet another site bits the dust what are we going to do?
    Thanks for the site Gary it was good while it lasted.
    Good luck.

  153. This is sad i have been able to watch movies long forgotten by the big Hollywood studio’s. thank you very much for all the help what ever project u do next i’ll be 100% behind you. live long and prosper.

  154. Sorry to see the bastards win. Your service sustained me in Mexico for 5 years and then in Spain. IF you ever get to Marbella I’d like to buy you a few beers.

    Thanks for everything

    Mick

  155. It’s a sad day for the internet, but a huge thank you for all you’ve done for the last 10 years. Hope to see to up and about doing something new soon….

  156. Hi Gary, so sorry to hear that they have shut you down, but i have a sneaky feeling that you will be back, ”make my day” good luck for the future and thanks a million.

    yours sincerely

    Tommy (UK)

  157. Hello Gary

    I am in shock !! I can’t believe what happened to our website .I am one of the criminals because I have been used isoHunt for many years. I have no regrets and all thanks to you.

    And I want to say :
    “THIS IS NOT THE END IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING”

    Regards

    Sule

  158. You did a great job Gary!! I loved your site.
    It helped me though some very dark years in my life and thank you for that also.

    Keep up the fight.

    All the best,

    Marijn

  159. I sincerely thank you for the amazing website you’ve offered us throughout the years. IsoHunt has been and will always be a special and favorite site for me. Hope you best of luck and looking forward to with what your working now.

    Sincerely,
    J Lopez

  160. Very interesting for Netflix to bounce as it did on the good (sic) news!

    They have a misguided idea that isohunt was incompetition with them. They are still working an old business model that is in decline. I live in the UK and bought a whole load of stuff off the back of isohunt torrents just because of the exposure and stumbling upon it. It was like a big ‘try before you buy’ website. Most movies were released and I was blissfully unaware of their existence except through isohunt.

    Shows a profound misunderstanding of human psychology with so much choice on the internet is everyone rushing to Netflix to fill the void? No, they are turning on their games console or browsing YouTube, Vimeo or Viddler. Another step back down for the cinema world.

  161. I had the IH page up last nite and left it up, I just went to do a torrent search and like every one else received a massive slap in the face.
    Having been with Isohunt for the last 10 years the site was an integral part of my web browsing, now I’m sitting here in a state of shock wondering what the hell we are all going to now, yes there are other torrent sites out there but none as stable and reliable as Isohunt.
    We are sure going to miss Isohunt, well done for evading the inevitable for so long it’s a pity the bastards eventually won .
    Farewell to the fellow Isohunters that I have met on the way it’s been a great ride, hopefully we will meet again on the replacement Isohunt site lol.
    Well done Gary and good luck in what ever ventures you pursue in the future.

    Regards
    Hawkinau

  162. Thank you ISO Hunt for making it possible, in an easy manner, to salvage previous episodes etc, of missed programs. I was a late joiner to your web page and regret that. What shall I find to replace you?

  163. Oh yeah, if you are ever in Haida Gwaii send us a line, we’d love to treat you to yummy fresh seafood and all the nature you can handle – to say thanks for 5 TB of EHDs full of treats I have stocked for the winter!

  164. Dear Gary,
    I was using isohunt about 10 years .. and now i dont know what to do witout isohunt.
    But Thanx for everything man !! I hope ”you will be back” soon !

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  166. dear Gary,

    I’m so sorry to see Isohunt go, was quite surprised this morning to find out…

    I want to THANK YOU for all you have done. And I feel for you with regard to the settlement… I seriously hope it’s not gonna bring you in financial trouble personally. 110 M is a LOT of $$. If so, I say: organize a fundraiser amongst all the millions of Torrent users and afficionados. It’s the least we can do for all the great stuff you’ve given us.

    be strong and kick ass!

    1. Been using IH for about 2 and a half years. You have made my life easier in so many ways. Though there were quite a lot of DT files the ones that worked are superb! I’m in no position to give money however if you want someone to spread the word to raise funds then feel free to e-mail me. You have been a lifesaver.

      I feel bad for the true use of IH. The people who use it for large files within Uni’s and colleges who want be able to use it for it’s ‘intended purpose’

      Nevertheless you are a King in my eyes. Thank You Gary Fung!

  167. Freedom of information gave us access to the world, removed Corporate boundries and freed the creative minds. Open source is thriving everywhere and has the true potential of saving this sick capitalistic world. And it cannot be stopped anymore.

    I personally thank ISOHUNT and alikes for opening the world of music to me. Through this sharing, boundries disappeared and i am able to experience artists i would never have heard without it. And because of such sites as Isohunt i have bought cd’s and went to concerts from these newly found artists.

    I will not forget you.
    Many thanks

    Eddio Gilbert

  168. Said to see isohunt go. I’m also from Vancouver and didn’t realize the site was run from Vancouver until today!
    Also. HEY EVERYONE. WAY TO SCREW THE BIG FAT GREEDY MOVIE STUDIOS? GO TO YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES THAT NOW CARRY MOVIES AND EVEN MUSIC IN THEIR COLLECTION.

    1. So true. Libraries take money away from authers, artist and prducers by giving out free books to read, almost free music and a very cheap rate on new films. I love Libraries too but in this world you can’t make up a rule and make exceptions of it for others. This world is so greedy. FUCK MONEY AND GOVERNMENTS.

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  175. Thanks for everything you’ve done for so many people all over the world, for all the education provided on the site and for bringing so many genuine people together in one place, I will sorely miss Isohunt :(

  176. Literally shed a tear when I heard about this man. Been with you since a few months after Isohunt came out. It’s been my #1 used site and I can’t thank you enough for sacrificing everything to provide such a quality service to everyone around the world.

    You’re a legend to say the least. Be proud of what you did and I’m looking forward to whatever you’re working on after this case settles :).

    A man. A hero. A legend. Gary Fung.

  177. I’m sorry to see the site go man. It’s been a mainstay of mine for many years now. Good luck for the future, the internet will be a little less worthwhile without Isohunt.

      1. Wow, just read U today & what happened. My kids & I big fan users of Torrent. Regardless about all this exploded, just or unjust. U R an absolute genius re just from university computing grad. & a young guy to reach this level of work. U & Zuckerberg, same, exceptional mind & all. Come back BIG & bullet proof pls. Let us -all – world – know. We’ll stay tune definitely – find U again. Vancouver people 2 big fan

      2. Hi Gary, So sad to hear of Isohunt coming to an end. Thanks to you I’ve been able to obtain stuff that I wouldn’t have been able to get elsewhere. I been using Isohunt practically from when it took off. I personally think The Music & Film industry do make enough money they just want more the greedy bastards.
        I know many people who have downloaded albums and films just to see what they are like, and have then gone out and bought the genuine ones.
        Well once again Thanks Gary, and good luck on your next project (hopefully something on the same lines as Isohunt) :)

  178. Thank you for fighting the good fight! Me and my daughter would not have been introduced to so many different cultures and arts if it wasn’t for you!

  179. So sorry to see this site to go.

    On the bright side, you have created something special, and as people are now proud to say “you know, I was there in the good old napster times” they will say “you know, I was there in the good old isohunt times” as well!

    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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  181. Very very sorry not only for the site but also for the amount that u’ve to pay. We get entertained from u r site in recent years & it’s very hard too see ISOHUNT will no longer open in my pc. Thank u for u r great contribution & hope ISOHUNT will remain in our torrent hunting heart.

  182. Thank you for everything you put into the site, I honestly think without yours, and many others efforts, we wouldn’t have things like Hulu, Netflix etc. now. Good luck with whatever comes next.

  183. I will be so sorry to see isohunt close down its been my home of torrents sites ever since torrentspy ended..The people in the forum are great helpful and funny you could chat about everything not just torrents and that is one of the great things about it isohunt it has a team like a family.Will never be a public torrent site like it again one of the longest best sites I have been on :) Thanks Gary good luck to the future and thanks for a great site ..

  184. DUDE ARE YOU FUCKIN SERIOUS ?!

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    HOW CAN SOMEBODY BE SUCH DUMB AND LEAD SUCH A SITE WITH THE REAL NAME !?! THIS IS WHAT I NEVER HAS UNDERSTOOD WHEN IT COMES TO SITES OR SERVICES LIKE THIS. IT´S JUST THE PENALTY FOR BEING DUMB !

    SAY ANOTHER DUDE LEADS FROM NOW ON THE COMPANY AND YOU DON´T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS AND THEN REFER TO THE NEW IMPRINT

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    ON THAT WAY NOBODY CAN DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THEIR ENQUIRIES WILL JUST BE IGNORED AND THEY CAN´T DO ANYTHING. JUST MOVE THE IMPRINT IN A COUNTRY LIKE “ISLE OF MAN” OR “SEYCHELLES” OR “ANOTHER SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY LIKE PANAMA” DUDE THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO SAVE YOUR COMPANY JUST BY SOME KLICKS

    MOVE THE SERVERS – MOVE THE IMPRINT – AND LEAD EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS BITCH – THAT´S ALL !!!

    1. so much stupid in that comment, I don’t even ..

      the site survived +10y – that’s pretty long and he was still able to fight them back which is impressive as it is.

      While TPB is guarded more or less, they are fighting day after day as well. Point is, it doesn’t really matter nowadays where you are, they’ll try to get to you in every possible way.

      Thanks for paving the way for us – Godspeed to you.

  185. Sir ..your a legend ..words can,t describe your passion for “our” needs .
    Gary …hope you enjoy whatever life deals you . Good luck and best wishes .

  186. Never stop, never stop fighting till the fight is done.

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  188. Thanks for so many great years ! the community will be missed. Have you thought about releasing the sites source code to the cloud? 100 isohunts might cost them more to bring down :D

  189. Thanks so much for keeping the site going so long and all the best to you in whatever you do next. You’ve made a lot of people very happy and I hope you realise that. It’s sad it has to end this way. The figures show that Hollywood is far from suffering. They also show that filesharers spend more on media than non-sharers. Seems to me therefore that the only people who benefit from this are the lawyers.

    Keep up the good work!

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  192. It’s sad it must end this way. Thanks for the years you’ve been running the site.
    Also, I want to say, please don’t be angry at the MPAA. They’re just doing their job, it’s nothing personal.
    Take care,
    André

    1. Lots of people have done bad things while just “doing their job”. That’s not an adequate excuse. Fck the MPAA and fck anyone else who thinks “doing their job” is some magical exemption from morality, common sense or civility.

  193. isoHunt.com was my very first torrent tracker, which I’ve used since 2006. It’s have the best and the most simple torrent site, ’til the bitter end. I want to thank You for this site, and it’s hard to me also to see this site disappear. Keep up fighting for the rights of truth.

  194. It took me a while to realize that its actually happening. Well, nothing i can do from here.
    I’d just like to say that IH is probably the best torrent site i ever came across. I had anything i needed right here and it is really sad to hear that it is not going to be the same now. But you did an amazing job dude, HATS OFF.
    and THANK YOU
    ~kratos

  195. You served the community well and will be well remembered. Try not to dwell on the past but look to the future and I’m sure you will be back on top with your next venture. Best of luck!

  196. Wow, you must have made a lot of money off of the backs of creators work to go for a $110 million settlement.

    Just shows how much money is in the piracy game and why criminals want to be part of it

    Still, thanks for all the free stuff over the last ten years. You saved me a fortune

  197. Good luck with future endeavors. Isohunt was a great way to get a copy of software or music i legitimately own when lost or damaged. sometimes it’s easier to download it than dig out tapes or discs or vinyl from the attic! Thanks for sticking at it as long as you could.

  198. WOW, I have been on this site for years. Its my go to when im looking for things. I didnt realize things were going that bad. Came home and seen the news off the facebook page. Im now left wondering where am i going to go now? Nothing even compared to your site. Good luck on the new journey. Never give up, never back down.
    Thank You!
    Mike

  199. I have been using isoHunt for years never posted comments in shoutbox/forums. Today is a sad day and just want to say thanks to everyone for the torrents.

  200. Hi Gary,

    I too have been using isoHunt for many years. I stumbled across it from google and it has remained one of the best search sites i’ve ever seen. Consistent quality results with minimal and unobtrusive advertising. Literally 3 clicks could get you from landing page to result.

    RIP. This is a sad day.

  201. 9,840 post and over 8 years ago I join the IsoHunt/TorrentBox community. This is a sad day indeed. I will miss everyone and I am glad I was able to meet a few good souls that I will continue to associate with when the lights go out.

    1. Oh dear, I forget where I use that avatar at, but please excuse that, it is not meant in anyway toward this situation.

  202. So sorry to see the end of an era. We will all miss iso-hunt. I Want to thank you for all your hard work in making a site that encompasses the information age and freedom of information. Good luck with the new project. I hope it will be even better than the legendary iso-hunt

  203. Hi Gary,

    I’ve used IH for a couple years now. It’s really sad to see it go, I would read your posts on the front page and you always seemed so willing to continue the fight. I admire your persistence and you fought it until the very end. Whats incredibly admirable about you though, is your optimism even in defeat. Thank you so much for making a great site and I wish you all the best.

    -Eric

  204. Mabuhay ka Sir GARY maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo.At sa inyong staff’s,friend’s at higit sa lahat your family who supporting you all the time.Thanks po ulit and GOD bless, till here.

  205. Mr. Fung

    I appreciate the ten years you dedicated to Isohunt, and I also admire your compromise towards file sharing, spreading culture and making a better world for the future generations.

    I just wanted you to know what your site meant to me and how it was not just a “source” of entertainment but also an evidence that file sharing is what we, the new generation thinks it should be, a new site for sharing content and ideas.

    I hope you don’t throw the towel in your job of making the world a better place, a place where more people accessed free culture everyday, and although I don’t know how to make torrents and I’m not a hardcore seeder I do support torrents and file sharing.

    “Always standup for something, even if you are standing alone”

    Thank you

  206. I appreciate the Martyr you were made into and standing up for what your beliefs. The Copyright Mafia will never stop the freedom of information even if its comes down to data drops and mesh networks. Artists will adapt by having fans who want to support them. While the internet maintains its current architecture the torch will be passed on in a more and more distributed way. We are a hydra and I wish you all the best :)

  207. sorry to see you go mate, unfair how the little guys are treated these days.
    hope you go on and make a client like emule, merged with utorrent using a a secure p2p network, with some security like tor, that would stick it to them.

      1. Ah…he got fined a $110 mil; doesn’t mean he made a $110mil, or has a $110mil. That’s just what the greedy S.O.B.’s who own the world and your soul felt justified in fining Mr. Fung.

  208. Things change, and I’m so sorry to see your site go. This was my very first site for torrents waaaay back in like, 2006/2007. Looking forward and wishing you well on those new beginnings.

    I just want to say this–I heard music and got into genres I never thought I’d like because of your site. Got to read books and use software for school that I’d never be able to afford on my own. I got to play SO many games from my childhood and games I’d been dying to play period, because of your site.

    Whenever I needed something, I came to you first. Even when things changed because of legal issues, I still came every now and then.

    Go out into that brave new world. Life changes and I am sure great things are right around the corner for you. :)

  209. I am shocked,upset,bewildered and cannot see why a great site can just disappear!
    I am quite happy to pay for a service and hold cinema passes to watch as many movies as i want but still feel i should have the right to try before i buy…which i do!
    No matter what, you are always going to get a certain number of individuals who will lower the tone of internet forums/sites.
    However i am willing to fight the good fight and donate monies towards another venture…just drop me a line!
    100% SUPPORT! ……….always

  210. Congrats on holding down IH for 10 years.
    Good luck with your future projects!!!
    Will always be a big supporter and promoter to greatness and you sir are truly great.

    once again congrats and good luck on your future work.

    Trik

  211. Hello Gary,

    I don’t even remember when I started using IsoHunt, it was many years ago. I just want to say thank you for doing it, it helped me a lot and I’m very sorry to see IsoHunt go.

    Sincerely,
    Paul

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