Leader of top piracy site arrested in Poland, charged in US

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Leader of top piracy site arrested in Poland, charged in US

Washington (AFP) – US authorities unveiled criminal charges Wednesday against a Ukrainian alleged to be heading the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content.

The Justice Department announced a criminal complaint against Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, who was arrested in Poland earlier in the day and is being sought by US authorities for copyright infringement, money laundering and other charges.

The Justice Department announced a criminal complaint against Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, who was arrested in Poland earlier in the day and is being sought by US authorities for copyright infringement, money laundering and other charges
Copyright AFP/File Saul Loeb

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