Torrenting has long been popular as a means to download files utilising peer-to-peer (P2P) technology without relying on a single source or website; all you need is a torrent search engine and a torrent software to download torrent files. As a result, torrent sites have taken over the internet, with consumers taking advantage of them to download their favourite movies and TV series. Due to copyright breaches, KickAss was banned in numerous countries and removed off the internet. Even after the main KickAss was shut down, people continued to flock to the mirror sites. KickAss Proxy and mirror sites allow users to access the original website even if it is blocked in their region.