According to the United States Government, KickassTorrents was operated through Cryptoneat, an alleged “front company” located in Ukraine. Sada, međutim, Cryptoneat’s web’s presence is no more. In addition to the disappearance of its website, the company’s main domain has just expired.
The legal defense team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to drop the charges against his client and release him from prison. According to his lawyers, the alleged site owner can’t be held criminally liable for pirated files KAT users may have downloaded.