How the world's most popular torrent site was able to get movies months before they came out on DVD
Business Insider james Cook
KickassTorrents was the world's most popular torrent site — even
bigger than The Pirate Bay.
But the site has been taken down, and its alleged operator
The criminal complaint against KickassTorrents and its alleged
operator includes a chart that shows the cinema release dates of
popular movies, the date they appeared on KickassTorrents, and
the DVD release date.
For every single movie, KickassTorrents managed to release a
version weeks before the DVD was in stores, often just days after
the films were screened in cinemas.
How investigators took down the world's most popular torrent site
The world's biggest piracy site, KickassTorrents,
has been shut down after US authorities claim to have arrested
the mastermind behind it.
The US Department of Justice said on Wednesday that
Ukrainian Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland. He's accused
of running KickassTorrents, which has since gone offline.
You might think that The Pirate Bay is the most popular torrent
site in the world,
but KickassTorrents was regularly found to have more traffic.
A document published by US authorities outlines the methods
used to find the servers and the people who are allegedly behind
View the US DOJ Indictment HERE
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