If you are regulars to download torrents, we’re sure you know KickAssTorrents. We are talking about one of the largest trackers of Internet, with thousands of content available that, on occasions, also violated the rights of author. However, the fight against Internet piracy has claimed a new victim. It was the Polish justice that has proceeded to arrest the alleged founder of KickassTorrents, in addition to commandeer the domains that were being used. The portal is inaccessible.
Artem Vaulin is a 30-year-old Ukrainian citizen who has been accused of serious infraction of the copyright. After being arrested, the US Justice Department has applied for extraditing in order to be able to judge him. The US District Court in Chicago claims that the material that was available for download has a rating of over 1,000 million dollars. A particularly high amount. And the possible motive of persecution.
Although a few hours ago enabled a URL in TOR that would allow access to the tracker, the truth is that this has also been deleted, so we’ll have to keep waiting to see if the tracker is working again. The page had a number of 50 million unique users per month, but after the operation do not know if it will work again.
At the moment, the alleged site manager has been arrested and is waiting to know what will happen with him. There are trackers that may be considered as alternatives, although it is not clear if they have the same contents.
Everything indicates that the fight against piracy is becoming increasingly harsh. Just do not know if there will be a point at which we cannot download of this type of content. What do you think?