On Sunday night, popular BitTorrent indexing Website TorrentSpy, started blocking US-based IP addresses from using its search engines, revealed Ira Rothken, TorrentSpy’s lawyer. So what exactly is the intention behind this drastic act? Well, this move is apparently in direct response to a federal court order that was passed this year, which wanted the search engine to start logging users’ IP addresses and activity.
On the official TorrentSpy blog, the company stated that this was not remotely connected to the impending ruling, pointing to an “uncertain legal climate in the United States regarding user privacy” and differences in U.S. and European privacy law.
Furthermore, TorrentSpy maintained that since its servers are located in the Netherlands, users who are located outside the US will be able to easily access the site.
So if you are a US-based user and try to access or search something on TorrentSpy, then get ready to receive the following message: