PH government takes down Kat.PH domain

Kat.PH or Kickass Torrents is a popular torrent site that serves all kinds of files from movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and music. Go to that site now and it will get you nowhere.

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) issued a TRO on the domain which is registered under dotPH Domains Inc. hence blocking the domain from being accessed. This TRO was a result of a copyright infringement complaint filed by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI) for the unauthorized use and distribution of original Pilipino music (OPM).

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The TRO will last for 72 hours but can be extended to 20 days. Owners of Kat.PH advise its patrons to use Kickass.to or Katmirror.com in the meantime.

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  • Kamote

    Boo! Mga moves talaga ng government. Sa hirap ng mga tao sa Pilipinas tatake down nyo pa mga ganyang sites. Gusto puro mayaman na lang kikita ng pera. Laki laki na ng nakukuhang buwis sa mga tao e. They should focus more on other issues and not things like this.

    • Bong

      You have no idea what you are talking about. The reason for the take down piracy. Piracy is stealing. Siguro kung ikaw ang ninakawan baka mag mura ka kasi halos wala kang magawa. At least meron ginawa ang gobyerno sa mga ganitong katiwalian.

      • http://katmirror.com/ Kulangot

        ikaw ang walang alam sa mga pinagsasabi mo!

      • Tanga ka

        Marami ka ata pera pambli orihinal. Napakybang mo magsalita. Wala ka ba piratang gamit sa bhay? Pakaimposible. Bbli original kesa pirata? Sino niloko mo unggoy ka.

        • http://www.facebook.com Kulangot at Tanga nagsama

          Kayong dalawa naman Matching.. haha..hindi sagot ang pamimirata.. Ang sagot dyan eh babaan ang presyo.

      • SierraHotelIndiaEchoLimaDelta

        thats very injustice,most filipinos own at least a pirated product wether tangible of not….and with the way you act…justice will be serve onto you….. and you will believe in justice…you will BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD !!!

      • http://putanginamo.com kapitanHOOK

        If there’s a will, there’s a way !! even the most powerful person can’t stop us from sharing !!

      • robinhood

        matagal n ang torrentz [kat] ‘tas ngayon lang nila papakialaman para magpa-bida at gobyerno mismo nagnanakaw din. takot lang sila sa kapwa nila magnanakaw. un lang para sakin anyway kahit ano namang kalabasan nang mga comments dito makakadownload pa din ako ^^

      • Ratson

        Oo nga may ginawa ang gobyerno yung kaya lang gawin. Mr. Bong mukhang mayaman ka kaya nasasabi mo yan, so mas gagastos ka ng 1k or 500 pesos sa isang pelikula. Well kaming mga normal at di kayang magarang gumastos ng ganon ay mas papaborin ang mura at libre. Pagkatapos mo panoorin ano na mangyayari sa 1k mong bala aber! Kaya lamunin ng bunganga mo at sikmura mo ang bala na yan? 20-25 pesos ang mga pirated ay mas hamak pagtyayagaan ng NORMAL na tao kaysa sa 1k o 500 pesos na ABNORMAL na katulad gumastos sa pananadalian libangan.

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  • SierraHotelIndiaEchoLimaDelta

    BELIEVE IN THE SHHIIEEELLDDD!!!

  • Marck

    Not to sound pro-piracy but when I’ve learned about torrent reminded me back in the 90’s where I used to record songs from the radio (mostly alternative songs) and share them with my friends.

    Tapos kapag may friend ako na may biniling original na tapes, kokopyahin na lang namin – depende sino may pambili. O kaya hihiram na lang VHS tapes para makapanood ng movies.

    In a nutshell, my idea of torrent is sharing not exactly stealing. There are times nga na nagustuhan ko masyado ung isang song na napibili ako ng buong original album.

  • Nick

    Oh well, It was great while it lasted. Just like btjunkie. Seriously, it’s great the government is doing something about piracy.

  • Ben Tumbling

    As if naman na wala nang KAT? haha alam nila na mangyayari yan that is why they are still online.. On a different address nga lang..

    Etong mga hypocrites na akala mo hindi bumili ng pirata maski minsan. PWE!

  • aze

    They can take it down as much as they want and they should(sayang naman taxes natin)but reality bites, ang ecosystem or architecture ng internet ay talagang prone sa piracy or sharing (depende sa pagtingin natin sa isyung ito) na nag mukha na ang culture natin ay nasanay na sa pag download ng mga shared/pirated files sa internet.

    the government should take down any form of piracy, but they cant stop us no matter what or maybe Martial law can. IMO

  • robinhood

    KILL JOY! t@ng!n@ senyo na yung OPM niyo! parang once in their life hindi sila nagdownload ng any files for free, PA-BIDA nanaman ang gobyerno. ka-badtrip.. .

  • http://www.kapt.ph winwinVaper

    ok lang .. anjan pa naman sila EXTRATORRENT :) hihihi
    @djmotwister , parekoy buti tapos na game of thrones bago sinabutahe yung KAT :)

  • Peska

    Natawa naman ako sa OPM, kaloka tong local music industry, as if naman pinagkakaguluhan sa mga torrent sites ang mga nirerelease nilang walang iba kundi COVERS/REVIVAL. o sya opm, sana bumenta na ang albums nio since pinasara nio ang isang torrent site.. Grabe sa dami ba naman ng nagdadownload ng songs nio. lol.

  • Jay

    I have to comment. In heat ang discussion! Haha. Anyway, Oo nga. magnanakaw yung nasa gobyerno. Tayo pa nagsisimula magbuild ng sites , graphics, other digital stuffs, to build a business on line tini-take down nila. Linisin muna nila sarili nila bago tayo mga dukha. Saka na nila ipunish yung mga pirata. They’re just covering their own gawi. Hmf.