This Film Company Made a KickassTorrent Clone To Troll Pirates in Coolest Way Possible

KickassTorrents is dead, and there have been more than just one attempts of bringing the site back on from the dead, but filmmaking company Romaly has made a clone of legendary piracy site to troll pirates in a way that no one has done before.

The Costa Rican film distributor made a fake clone of torrenting site addressed at LegalTorrents.net in hopes of luring some illegal download seekers from traditional (and real) piracy sites. Very much like the original KAT, the site looks aesthetically similar, and it has pages for movies that include screenshots, IMDB ratings and even download ratings.

Just like many torrenting sites, once you click on the download button, the site shows you a short trailer of the movie that is accompanied by a short message warning that describes the negative effects of piracy. It offers something in return for tricking users, on the page, the company provides an email address to pirates where they can claim two tickets for the movie that they were trying to download illegally – and all that completely free of charge.

“With the creation of our own torrent download page we seek to approach all those who try to carry out this type of illegal action and create awareness on the subject through positive reinforcement,” said Romaly marketing head Alonso Solís to TorrentFreak.

It’s good to see a Hollywood company being so cool about piracy and trying something different than just trying to get the torrenting sites down.

And one important thing: you can download the torrent files from the site too, but there are no seeders, so getting the movie illegally from the site is technically impossible.

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Google, Yahoo, and Others Will Soon Ban Torrent Links in Search Results

Torrent sites have been around for a long time and have found a way to survive no matter what. If one is taken down another comes up to take its place. Google has been the biggest marketer of these sites, by informing people about them. Now with the increasing complaints against such torrent sites by the entertainment industry regarding online piracy, Google along with many other search engines, is now planning to ban all torrent sites.

To do away with the label of being a piracy promotor, Google entered into a discussing with other search companies and entertainment studios that were chaired by UK’s Intellectual Property Office, according to a report by Torrent Freak.
The meeting included other prominent search engines such as Yahoo and Bing, among many others. A decision was reached that they will deal with the appearance of the torrent sites in their search results. A draft amendment to the Digital Economy Bill committee will allow the government to impose a code of practice on search engines. But now, after a recent meeting, the various companies decided that such a step will not be needed.”Since the idea was last discussed in [parliament], Intellectual Property Office officials have chaired a further round-table meeting between search engines and representatives of the creative industries,” Baroness Buscombe said. “While there are still elements of detail to be settled, the group is now agreed on the key content of the code, and I expect an agreement to be reached very soon.”

“Since the idea was last discussed in [parliament], Intellectual Property Office officials have chaired a further round-table meeting between search engines and representatives of the creative industries,” Baroness Buscombe said. “While there are still elements of detail to be settled, the group is now agreed on the key content of the code and I expect an agreement to be reached very soon.”

The Torrent Freak reported that the agreement would come into affect on 1 June 2017. As of now, no details have been announced. And the companied involved have no comments about the steps they plan to take to curb piracy.

The agreement is most likely to be implemented in UK, and after that, it will be interesting to see if it will work all over the world with uniformity.

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Thanks to some Ex-staffers, KickassTorrents is Back From Dead

Kickass has finally resurrected back from the dead by its ex-staffers who have been working since the site was shut down in July.

If you recall, in this years July, probably the biggest torrent site KickAss was taken down after its founder was arrested.

Since then a lot has happened in the pirate community, some notable incidents include a clone of KickAssTorrents by IsoHunt and even some scams targeted around the popular torrenting site, however, nothing has been done to successfully get the site back online.

Well, Kickass has finally resurrected back from the dead by its ex-staffers who have been working since the site was shut down in July. The site looks almost identical to its predecessor, but it has been started with a clean database.

While a clean database could afraid many pirates, many old members are back on site to re-upload and increase the contents of the site.

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The fight of media companies and governments against piracy is not new, but it has been heated this year, and I don’t think it will slow down in future too. It will be interesting to see what effect KickAss torrent makes now that it is back.

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Thanks to IsoHunt, KickAss Torrent is (Sort-of) Back

It is hard to say about what will happen with the founder of KAT, but KickassTorrent has been helped to make its way back on the internet.

30 Year old Torrent Site KickassTorrent was taken down after its founder Artem Vauin was arrested in Poland.

It is hard to say about what will happen with the founder of KAT, but KickassTorrent has been helped to make its way back on the internet.

IsoHunt, a website that helped ThePirateBay in past, has successfully hosted a working Mirror of the sire at a new address kickasstorrents.website

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Mirror of KAT

The mirror features almost all uploaded data from last year to year and a half, however, users wont be able to use the forum, community and support on the new site. The mirror looks Identical to the original version of site and functionality is also the same.

It’s not perfect but if users need to save and archive something it’s time

-ISo HUNT

That’s not all from IsoHunt

The IsoTeam has also supported Vaulin by linking its post to a Change.org petition Titled “Free Vaulin”, Granted that the petition can’t do much for KAT’s founder but because the sentiment is nice, it wont hurt Vaulin either.

Our freedom is to share the human right which Artem Vaulin has been providing to millions of users from all over the world. By arresting him our rights are violated.

-iso hunt

Now that KAT is restored within a few hours, it is sure that fighting against Piracy is very, very tough and Torrents are going to continue to be the biggest weapon for pirates.