The most popular torrent search engine KickassTorrents has discharged, both their primary domain also some others with the KAT in their URL . Meanwhile, its owner, Artem Vaulin. A Ukrainian, was born in Poland is under arrest on charges of copyright infringement and money laundering since 2008.
The government of the United States has been the executor of that apprehension through an extradition process. A federal court in Chicago is ordered to proceed against Artem Vaulin under the aforementioned charges, seize a bank account and "knock down" immediately a set of domains belonging to the portal. Some survive as it can be accessed through proxies, but it is also expected to stop working in the coming hours.
It was Highlighted in TorrentFreak that US federal set him up to the owner of KickassTorrents to impersonate advertisers is, until Apple collaborated by providing information on the IP which, apparently, the owner proceeded to take for a transaction through iTunes.
A billion dollars is what is says in court papers on the amount of money KickassTorrents illegally distributed in the form of multimedia content protected by copyright. It is expected that more news will come what this major blow to one of the pillars of the world of torrents.