KickassTorrents is back online already?
KickassTorrent the most popular torrent site in the world is back online already and fully functioning. For those of you who may not have already known, KickassTorrents was shut down and had its domain seized by US authorities, similar to what what happened to ThePirateBay recently. The alleged founder and operator of the KickassTorrent was apprehend by the US authorities and the site’s domains seized. But as we all know, they can’t always keep a “good” thing down, similarly to ThePirateBay again, days after it was seized another version resurfaced. I’ve already spotted a clone of KAT(KickassTorrents), located at KAT.am.
“HOSTED ON MULTIPLE CLOUD SERVERS TO PREVENT BLOCKADE.”
A statement emailed to popular Tech site The Verge from the creators of KAT.am claims the site is “hosted on multiple cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information is well hidden behind Cloudflare.” The anonymous contact said they’d improved on the original KickassTorrents site by adding a mobile version, and noted (with the original, ambiguous, wording retained here) that the site “will has the complete torrent database of KAT, including the comments, user information intact.”
With that being said, it just a mere reiteration of what we already know about these site, that you can’t completely remove piracy them from the internet, but you can only discourage those who want to run and operate them. The Department of Justice’s statement on KAT’s alleged founder and operator, 30-year-old Artem Vaulin, charges him with “unlawfully distributing well over $1 billion of copyrighted materials,” and claims that he collected roughly $16 million in advertising revenue a year. KickassTorrents may be back (sort of), but Vaulin’s future is about get a lot tougher.