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A website recognized as a place for illegally downloading movies and other copyrighted works has lost its appeal to the 9th Circuit to have its case heard by a jury. The Motion Picture Association of American sued IsoHunt under the Copyright Act. Although IsoHunt does not host the copyrighted works on its servers, the three judge panel ruled it could not take advantage of the Safe Harbor Provision because it prompted copyright violations, unlike Google. IsoHunt has appealed to have its case reheard en banc and if it loses, will face hefty fines upon returning to the district court.