No Copyright Crime In Kickass Torrents Case, Says Defense
Law360, Chicago (January 31, 2017, 8:04 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge heard arguments Tuesday over an attempt to throw out the criminal case against the owner of the highly trafficked Kickass Torrents, who says that the files shared on his website don't contain any of the copyrighted materials the government is accusing him of illegally sharing.
Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, says that the indictment filed against him in June contains no allegations that he violated criminal copyright laws because users cannot download copyright-protected works directly from Kickass Torrents.
Instead, the website operates as a Google-like search engine that allows users to search for torrents, which are...
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