Kickass Torrents was only down for a few days but it appears that the world’s most popular movie sharing website is now back online.
The law enforcement officer’s attempts to close the site seem to have failed with those responsible for its return saying that the new version is better than ever.
Kickass made a statement on the technology blog The Verge stating that the site was hosted on “multiple cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information is well hidden behind Cloudflare.”
An unnamed source revealed that the site now has “has the complete torrent database of KAT, including the comments, user information intact.” The UK newspaper and website, Express.co.uk confirmed the existence of the site but refused to give out the new domain name.
Kickass Torrents has more than one million visitors everyday although the original owner and founder, Ukrainian Artem Vaulin was arrested last week by US law enforcement.
The 30 year old was charged with one count of “conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, two counts of criminal copyright infringement and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering” according to reports.
An unnamed uploader has recently been fined by Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. The fine was believed to be around €7,500 (THB290,000).
A Statement issued by BREIN said “The uploader posted frequent torrents for illegal English subtitled movies and TV series on illegal websites such as The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents,”
“After the other members were identified, the uploader in question stopped uploading and hoped in vain that he would be spared. He was still identified by BREIN.”