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KickassTorrents Domains Seized, Alleged Owner Arrested

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This article was posted on Thursday, 18:46, UTC.

 The world’s largest torrent website has been seized, with its alleged founder arrested by US authorities, in what is a comprehensive blow to the domain and the wider torrenting community. Artem Vaulin, a 30-year-old Ukrainian national and the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the largest torrent website in the world was arrested in Poland yesterday. The US Government is seeking his extradition. Following his arrest, US authorities have charged Vaulin with criminal copyright infringement and have seized multiple domain names associated with the website. The complete list of charges are: One count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement One count…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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