The FBI has collared Ukranian Artem Vaulin, the man believed to be behind KickassTorrents (KAT) – the world’s biggest purveyor of torrent files. If Vaulin is convicted, there could be major implications for the illegal downloading of music, movies and TV shows.
Ironically, Vaulin’s identification as KAT’s supremo came about through his legal iTunes purchases being linked back to his email and IP address. He now awaits extradition to the US. The success of his prosecution for copyright infringement is not a foregone conclusion, but if he does go down for a stretch there will be reverberations throughout the torrent industry.
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