Torrentspy ordered to betray users (Updated)Mikey 3 comments
A federal judge has ordered popular Bittorrent search engine Torrentspy to track visitor activity without consent. TorrentSpy's lawyer Ira Rothken says they have until June 12 to file for an appeal on the decision.
If denied, this could pave the way for other web sites to be forced to track user activity regardless of what is stated in their privacy policies. But Rothken says Torrentspy won't play along:
"It is likely that TorrentSpy would turn off access to the U.S. before tracking its users"
This is apparently the first time a judge has ordered a defendant to capture user data with the intention of handing it over to the plaintiff.
Update: Torrentspy don't have any logs to hand over! Announcement on their web site.