- The Polish police on Wednesday at the request of the US suspected man arrested after illegal download site KickassTorrents (CAT).
The Americans accuse the 30-year-old Ukrainian Artem Vaulin of violating copyrights and complicity in money laundering, as the Justice Department said in a statement. The United States will ask the Polish authorities for extradition.
'Vaulin is accused that he is the man behind the most popular illegal uitwisselsite, which more than a billion distributes copyright protected files,' said a ministry spokesman. 'Shows that cyber criminals can flee, but not escape prosecution His arrest in Poland. '
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Some sites KickassTorrents experiencing technical difficulties, or are inaccessible; others are simply operational. According to the US Justice CAT operates in 28 different languages and the torrent has an annual revenue from advertisements between 12 and 22 million dollars.
Vaulin according to the Americans on the original website designer and mastermind KickassTorrents. For copyright infringement, he faces a prison sentence of up to five years. Laundering is even a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison.