Category Archives: KAT

Court Won’t Drop Case Against Alleged KickassTorrents Owner

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An Illinois federal court has denied a motion to dismiss the criminal case against alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin. Among other things, the defense argued that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. The court decided, however, that the US Government’s case is strong enough, so it will move forward.

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The KickassTorrents Shutdown, One Year Later

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Exactly one year ago, KickassTorrents was shut down following a criminal investigation by the United States. While the site no longer exists in its former glory, the name is still around. Several original staffers remain dedicated to carrying the torch, for example. Today we take a look at KAT’s past, present, and the future.

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Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Considers ‘Voluntary Surrender’ to the US

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Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, is wanted by the US Government. The Ukrainian is currently fighting an extradition request in Poland. But, according to paperwork submitted to an Illinois District Court this week, he’s considering surrendering voluntarily under the right conditions.

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Original KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up For Sale

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It’s been almost a year since KickassTorrents was taken down by the U.S. Department of Justice. The criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of the alleged owner and seizure of several domain names. Interestingly, one of the domains that was supposed to be seized ‘escaped custody,’ and is now for sale.

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Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’

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Australia’s Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to block users from accessing the infringing domains.

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