“It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.” — Aaron Swartz
Federal authorities recently arrested the owner of the website Kickass Torrents, Artem Vaulin. KAT, as it was commonly known, had, following the end of the Pirate Bay and subsequent jailing of its owners in Sweden, become one of the world’s most visited websites and certainly the go-to place for torrents. As the reader is probably aware, there’s no good way to limit the content of a [...]
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 [...]
The Jolly Roger is flying high again now that the Pirate Bay is back online… in a sense.
When the Pirate Bay servers were taken down, there was an immediate backlash and retaliation from both the hacking community and torrent community. While the hacker group Anonymous targeted police officer’s personal information, Isohunt was busy working on bringing the Pirate Bay back to life.
Isohunt launched a copy of the Pirate Bay shortly after the official site was taken down, but it wasn’t stopping there. They’ve now debuted the Open Bay, a site that lets any person create their own Pirate Bay by following four simple steps.
We, the team that brought you Isohunt.to and [...]