The ongoing legal drama of the world's huge torrent trackers has just taken another turn. TorrentFreak reports that KickassTorrents, one of the most popular torrent trackers that had most recently taken up residence at Kickass.so, is down after an apparent domain seizure.
Torrent trackers are a perennial target for domain seizures conducted at the behest of copyright holders. In the second half of last year alone, two huge bittorrent-related services were the target of international law enforcement actions. PopcornTime, the popular "Netflix for torrents" was briefly taken down and forced to relocate. Then back in November, the Pirate Bay's servers in Sweden were seized. The site only just recently came back online following that raid.
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