His manager YTS, which is currently the second largest torrent site in the world, provided data of the site users to a law firm that had undertaken to discover infringers of copyright law.
It is known that sites like Pirate bay store IP addresses and other data from their users, such as their emails. Users of course hope that this data is secure.
So today TorrentFreak published evidence that shows that the YTS did not respect the privacy of its users.
The page administrator YTS Senthal Vijay Segaran appears to have partnered with the law firm Culpepper, providing email and IP addresses to document lawsuits filed against pirates in the United States.
In addition, the specific information was allegedly used for e-mail threats to its alleged users. YTS, requiring multi-cash arrangements to avoid possible criminal prosecution.
TorrentFreak today unveiled such an email sent by Culpepper to an alleged user YTS. He cites all the information he has about the user, he goes on to say that the law firm filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a Hawaiian court on behalf of its clients and then obtained the information from multiple users from the site administrator YTS.
"These include yours"
Note that although they have user data there is no usable evidence that someone downloaded the torrent to their computer, except perhaps the .torrent file which is not illegal as it only contains metadata, ie data that describes other data.