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Operation Vendura a success

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 01 Dec 2004 10:37 User comments (5)

Operation Vendura a success Big time anti-piracy operation has been successfully executed in the high lands, reports the BBC. According to the source, illegal CDs, DVDs, software and games have been seized for a stunning value of 10 million pounds. The pirated material included some very fresh titles, such as movie The Incredibles. The 'Operation Vendura' has been quite successful.
Operation Vendura
  • 28 arrests over five days
  • 30 raids at 28 private addresses and two markets 10m-plus worth of items seized
  • 3,992 music CDs
  • 2,979 videos and DVDs
  • 1,452 porn and computer discs
  • 21 high-speed PCs, burners, printers seized
  • 15 suspects to be reported to fiscal on copyright and trademark charges

  • The operation began several months ago when officers from the Central Scotland Police Computer Crime Unit started gathering intelligence from local markets where the counterfeit trade is said to be rife.
    Source: BBC

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    5 user comments

    11.12.2004 12:02

    10 Million Pounds? lol, wonder how long this has been going on ;)

    21.12.2004 12:38
    katolee
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    2,979 videos and DVDs that's nothing. I've *SEEN* that many Divx/Xvid movies (with eye/ear dvd quality releases) on a single private ftp. If they were selling em then yea I agree with this bust 100%. Selling pirated material is from my view a knife in the back of the actual scene, cause it goes against the whole meaning... 1,452 porn and computer discs (Please tell me that isn't just ONE persons collection) ( 0_x ) Those numbers may seem huge to the general public, but if they ever managed to get into private sites then they would really be pissed...

    31.12.2004 14:14

    well, like you said, its dumb they sold the stuff, as it goes against the Rules. But, it seems like they where not selling the stuff, they just had a shitload of stuff.

    42.12.2004 5:54

    "well, like you said, its dumb they sold the stuff, as it goes against the Rules. But, it seems like they where not selling the stuff, they just had a shitload of stuff." Raids were a 2 markets, they are selling the stuff just like poeople do all over the uk at markets ! People really close to the scene dont usually sell stuff, its usually just the stupid l33chers.

    52.12.2004 14:01

    true, true

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