Steal This Show S01E14: KickassTorrents Down!

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Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the shutdown of KickassTorrent following a criminal complaint from the United States Government. Our guests are Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, isoHunt founder Gary Fung and U.S. Pirate Party chairman Andrew Norton.

stslogoThe alleged owner of KickassTorrents was arrested last week, to be extradited from Poland to the United States. The site – at least the original version – remains offline.

In this episode of STEAL THIS SHOW, we invite Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay, Andrew Norton, US Pirate Party chairman, and Gary Fung, founder of isoHunt, to discuss this critical event, its significance for the torrent community, and implications for the world of P2P.

We discuss the propriety of extraordinary rendition for copyright crime, the question of how much money pirates are really making, and how the anti-P2P agenda is leading to further decentralisation. Kickass Torrents, we learn, is just one head of the many-headed hydra.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing copyright and file-sharing news. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary and analysis.

The guests for our news discussions will vary and we’ll aim to introduce voices from different backgrounds and persuasions. In addition to news, STS will also produce features interviewing some of the great innovators and minds.

Host: Jamie King

Guests: Peter Sunde, Gary Fung and Andrew Norton.

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Riley Byrne
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Siraje Amarniss

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