A Dallas federal court has ordered file-swapping site LokiTorrent.com to shut down and provide Hollywood lawyers with access to its full server logs, including data that could expose hundreds of thousands of people to copyright lawsuits.
Hard numbers on the site's traffic are hard to come by. However, according to researchers at the Delft University of Technology, LokiTorrent was responsible for more than 800,000 downloads in the month of October alone.
Once one of the top stops for people seeking to download movies online, LokiTorrent had publicly thumbed its nose at the MPAA's recent legal assault on it and other BitTorrent-based sites. The site's operators had asked visitors to help fund its legal campaign, and said it had raised more than $30,000