Artem Vaulin, the owner of Kickass Torrents, is accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegal films, software and music.
Kickass torrents had eclipsed Pirate Bay the time of its peak and had become the biggest source of illegal material. According to the US justice department, it was the 69th most visited website on the internet. The current clone website is also running a campaign for #FreeArtemVaulin which has received a lot of support from the internet and Kickass Torrents fans alike.
We are extremely excited for the revival of the website and we want to end this note with a quote from Dune that is also being used by the clone website on their home page.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”