Kickass.to 2014 BitTorrent Portals
Kickass.to – Several locations. This website facilitates the distribution of infringing copies of movies, TV shows, music files, apps, videogames and books. The site claims to provide access to 10,000 torrents for each of the preceding file categories. Nearly every movie torrent is described in terms that, by definition, denote infringement (e.g., BRRip, CAM, DVDrip, DVDScr, TS). The site has steadily increased in popularity since 2009. Kickass.to has a global Alexa rank of 73, and a U.S. rank of 97. Originally known as Kickasstorrents.com, the website transitioned to a new domain, Kat.ph, weeks after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized several domains associated with motion picture piracy in 2011. In 2013, following a temporary domain seizure by the Philippines government, the site switched to the domain Ka.tt, which was soon thereafter deactivated by the ccTLD registrar for violating the copyright infringement terms of service. The domain then transitioned again to Kickass.to. The site monetizes its illegal conduct by selling advertising space throughout the site, including adjacent to posts of torrents relating to infringing content. Kickass.to and Kat.ph have been the subject of blocking orders in the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, and Malaysia. Kickass.to had 49,787,252 unique visitors in August 2014 according to comScore World Wide data. The site is simultaneously hosted in different locations around the world by the following companies: Netelligent Hosting in Canada, Online SAS in France, Dediserv in Germany, SoloGigabit in Spain, Voxility in Romania, SoftLayer in Singapore, Black Lotus Communications in Brazil, Sweden Dedicated/Portlane in Sweden, and RN Data in Latvia. Other related websites include Kat.sx, Kat.tw, and Kastatic.com.
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