Illegally streaming pirated content for profit could land violators in prison for up to 10 years.
The damage award comes after major record labels accused the internet giant of turning a blind eye to piracy on its networks.
They allegedly ran Jetflicks and iStreamItAll.
The site's new copyright-protection measures have caught the eye of a congressional committee chairman and the recording industry.
It's estimated that at least 230,000 jobs were lost because of it.
The night is dark and full of malicious files.
The Megaupload founder contested the US government's seizure of $40 million from his overseas accounts.
The Federal Court has ordered Australian ISPs to block more than 200 separate domains, but some of those sites are already on the move.
Legal action is long, detailed and arduous. But setting up a new pirate site? You can do that in no time at all...
Commentary: TV piracy in the 1990s involved early net communities and VHS tapes. But we also made friends with other fans in the process.
The Australian Federal Court has ordered the country's ISPs to block Kickass Torrents, but just how many different domains will they have to chase down?
A new agreement will see piracy websites kicked off the front page of Bing and Google search results in the UK.