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Kickass Torrents' KAT.ph Domain Seized By Philippine Authorities 122

Posted by timothy
from the corporate-cronyism dept.
hypnosec writes "Kickass Torrents hasn't been accessible since sometime yesterday, and now it has been confirmed that the domain name of the torrent website has been seized by Philippine authorities. Local record labels and the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry said that the torrent site was doing 'irreparable damages' to the music industry and following a formal complaint the authorities resorted to seizure of the main domain name. The site hasn't given up, and is operating as usual under a new domain name. The government of the Philippines has confirmed that the domain name has been seized based on formal complaints and copyright grounds."
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Kickass Torrents' KAT.ph Domain Seized By Philippine Authorities

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  • You know (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ArchieBunker (132337) on Friday June 14, 2013 @11:42PM (#44013333) Homepage

    You "editors" could spend all of two minutes to link to the new domain. Or is that too much to ask?

  • Re:You know (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Sean (422) on Saturday June 15, 2013 @12:02AM (#44013379)

    Thank you for posting. Any site that has a link taken away from it by any authority should be linked to by everyone in retaliation for the censorship.

    The editors should have linked to it in the summary. They should fix the oversight and link to it now.

  • Re:You know (Score:5, Insightful)

    by TheP4st (1164315) on Saturday June 15, 2013 @01:21AM (#44013571)
    You wont be able to find any illegal content hosted by the site no matter how long and hard you look, what you will find however are .torrent files and magnet links. Big difference but not one I'd expect you to be willing to accept.
  • Re:You know (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 15, 2013 @10:37AM (#44015021)

    Any more I only seem to torrent things that I already own. Often it is faster to just download an 'illegal' copy than to find the disk in a box somewhere. Other times I opt to just re-buy via steam. If they sold movies and mainstream software I would re-buy those too.

    The only time that it at all becomes morally ambiguous for me is when I download something that is cracked merely because the proper version does not work as expected. It is against the law to do so, but then again shouldn't selling a license to something that does not work as advertised also be illegal?

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