Kickass Torrents was one of the most renowned torrenting sites on the internet until its founder, Artem Vaulin, was arrested and charged with numerous criminal offenses by the United States Department of Justice in 2016. After that, the original Kickass Torrents (KAT) site was shut down. For a long time after, visitors to the original Kickass Torrents website encountered a very ominous message.
Kickass Torrents going down is part of a reasonable effort to limit the amount of copyright law violations. For people that want to torrent legal content, however, there are plenty of alternatives to KAT. 2b1af7f3a8