KickassTorrents and US government finally square off in court

Back in July last year, popular torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly went dark after the US spread its claws all the way to Poland to detain alleged owner Artem Vaulin, charging him with two separate counts of criminal copyright infringement. This week, the KickassTorrents legal team and the US Department of Justice finally went head to head in court, TorrentFreak reports. Lead defense counsel Ira Rothken, who previously represented fellow alleged copyright infringer Kim Dotcom in another case, sought dismissal of the case, insisting on the lack of proof of actual copyright violations. Vaulin’s defense essentially argues that the case is flawed, since torrent…

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