Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, was suspected of being the owner of ‘Kickass Torrents’ the world’s biggest online piracy network.
Artim was arrested & is being sought by US authorities for copyright infringement, money laundering & other charges. Kickass Torrents overtook Pirate Bay a few years ago due to its ease of use to reach its current popularity & making it the 69th most visited website as per a Justice Department statement. The estimated worth of material pirated goes well above $1 billion. Officials were allegedly able to track & identify Vaulin from records provided by Apple on his iCloud account. Users around the world are demanding that Artim be released.
Further more,every Kickass domain including kat.cr has been seized by the US Government, there are speculations that new domains with new servers might be up very soon.