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KAT, gone to prison

BlueRidgeGuy

Posted 2:43 am, 07/22/2016

Idiot.

springtime123

Posted 2:03 am, 07/22/2016

An idiot or a patsy? In to days internet world a person can make themselves look like anyone they wish. Everything about a person can be counterfeited on line.

BlueRidgeGuy

Posted 11:33 pm, 07/21/2016

backwater

Posted 10:27 pm, 07/21/2016

Did he not erase his emails?

antithesis

Posted 10:25 pm, 07/21/2016

Sorry to all you torrent lovers! It looks like they're headed the way of Napster and Limewire

FEDS SEIZE KICKASSTORRENTS DOMAINS, ARREST ALLEGED OWNER (UPDATED)

The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world's largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. In addition, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of several KAT domain names.

With millions of unique visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) has become the most-used torrent site on the Internet, beating even The Pirate Bay.

Today, however, the site has run into a significant roadblock after U.S. authorities announced the arrest of the site's alleged owner.

The 30-year-old Artem Vaulin, from Ukraine, was arrested today in Poland from where the United States has requested his extradition.

In a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the alleged owner is charged with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement.

https://torrentfreak.com/fe...er-160720/

As to why copyright infringement is being consider a criminal offense instead of civil, I still can't figure out. I've read the law on it, and as far as I can tell it just depends on whether the victim has a lot of money.

Either way, it looks like the US government is kicking down the doors on torrents again.

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