Friday December 16, 2016

MPAA Takes Credit for The Shutdown of KickassTorrents

Even though it was the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI that actually did all the legal legwork, the head of the MPAA says that they help too by "establishing a global hub" in Brussels to target popular pirate sites like KickassTorrents.

Earlier this year KickassTorrents was taken down following a criminal investigation into the site's alleged operators. While the U.S. Department of Justice handles the case, based on an FBI investigation, they were not the only ones involved. According to comments made by MPAA boss Chris Dodd, Hollywood played a crucial role as well.