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Ukranian man arrested and charged with copyright infringement for running KAT

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jul 2016 21:01 User comments (7)

Ukranian man arrested and charged with copyright infringement for running KAT U.S. authorities have charged Ukranian Artem Vaulin with copyright infringement, alleging that he ran the world's most popular torrent site, Kickass Torrents.
Vaulin was arrested in Poland and the U.S. is actively looking to extradite him.

Prosecutors in Chicago claim the site offers unauthorized downloads of music, movies, games, ebooks and more valued at over $1 billion.

It also appears that domains have been seized.

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7 user comments

120.7.2016 22:12

So THATS why the site is down.....

221.7.2016 17:58

No problem, theres plenty of other sites to use. Not only tgat, 1 gets taken down, 2 takes its place. The BS Government cannot ever win. There are a hell of a lot smarter people out there than the FBI tech people. They want to continue pouring resources into an impossible to win battle, have fun.

322.7.2016 14:17

Shame......twas among the best Torrent sites in recent days.

427.7.2016 5:29

RARBG

not too bad



Who was he arrested by, the Poles or the US?




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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jul 2016 @ 5:31

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

527.7.2016 21:55

No biggie; KAT had a lot of visitors but; like TPB; it had been surpassed by other better sites long ago. I do feel bad for the guy...torrent files are not copywrited material and it is always sickening when someone gets arrested for hosting them, but it changes nothing in terms of piracy. After all, the biggest pirate around right now is the US government.

628.7.2016 2:03

Originally posted by KillerBug:
No biggie; KAT had a lot of visitors but; like TPB; it had been surpassed by other better sites long ago. I do feel bad for the guy...torrent files are not copywrited material and it is always sickening when someone gets arrested for hosting them, but it changes nothing in terms of piracy. After all, the biggest pirate around right now is the US government.
+1

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

728.7.2016 2:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
No biggie; KAT had a lot of visitors but; like TPB; it had been surpassed by other better sites long ago. I do feel bad for the guy...torrent files are not copywrited material and it is always sickening when someone gets arrested for hosting them, but it changes nothing in terms of piracy. After all, the biggest pirate around right now is the US government.
+1

I do miss the comments sections, esp with TPB. If you had problems installing something people were ready to take the trouble to help or at least comment on how they did it.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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