“When you’re the owner of the world’s biggest torrent-sharing site, the last thing you’d expect to land you in trouble would be a totally legitimate (and legal) purchase via iTunes,” Matt Brian reports for Engadget. ” But that’s what happened to 30-year-old Ukrainian Artem Vaulin a.k.a ‘tirm,’ owner and operator of KickassTorrents (KAT), who was yesterday arrested and charged in Poland for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering.”

“He’s been accused of illegally reproducing and distributing hundreds of millions of copies of movies, video games, TV shows and music albums totalling more than $1 billion,” Brian reports. “The US is now waiting to extradite him.”

“In a 48-page criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Chicago, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reveals how it was able to track Vaulin,” Brian reports. “Jared Der-Yeghiayan, a special agent with the US Department of Homeland Security, was tasked with tracking the man behind KAT and it’s his report that attempts to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that Vaulin should be brought to justice. This is how it played out.”

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