isoHunt Last week we reported on the imminent shuttering of isoHunt, which accepted a judgment that it would pay movie studios $110 million as the result of a lawsuit. On Monday, the site suddenly shut itself down.

This closure wasn’t scheduled to actually begin until Tuesday evening, so why the sooner timeframe? The site’s founder, Gary Fung, said isoHunt wanted to avoid being archived by Archiveteam, a group of archivists that were behind the “Aaron Swartz Memorial JSTOR Liberator” and the digital archive of Geocities. As Fung wrote on isoHunt:     

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