From the article:
"The once most-popular torrent site on the planet, Torrentspy.com, has shut themselves down after a very long copyright battle with the RIAA and MPAA. This is the official statement:
Friends of TorrentSpy,
We have decided on our own, not due to any court order or agreement, to bring the Torrentspy.com search engine to an end and thus we permanently closed down worldwide on March 24, 2008.
The legal climate in the USA for copyright, privacy of search requests, and links to torrent files in search results is simply too hostile. We spent the last two years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, defending..."