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Italian police move against DirectConnect hub

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 27 Mar 2007 8:03 User comments (4)

Italian police move against DirectConnect hub Italian authorities have once again moved against Internet piracy with the "shutdown" of a DirectConnect (DC) P2P hub known as Discotequezone. The Fiscal Police (GdF) executed search warrants issued by the Public Prosecutor of Brescia, and with support from the Federation Against Music Piracy (FPM), raided several locations throughout the country.
The operation targeted five servers and four heavy uploaders involved in the massive distribution of copyright infringing music tracks through file-sharing platforms. Eleven people have been charged with copyright infringement. The police crackdown led to the seizure of 16 computers, 27 external hard disks and more than 1000 DVD-Rs and CD-Rs with a total of more than five terabytes of copyright protected works.

Since 2005, More than 195 individuals have been criminally prosecuted for illegal P2P distribution in Italy.

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4 user comments

127.3.2007 9:16

funny i just started usuing that germain dirrect connect site www.oxedion.com

227.3.2007 9:17

Damn...

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with a total of more than five terabytes of copyright protected works.
Thats a lot of music.

327.3.2007 14:21

And so the minions of the black boot march once again to protect corporate grasp on the many....

41.10.2007 20:33

I only visit the videogame soundtrack hub. Wonder if they will raid my house for obscure game soundtracks? (giants citizen kabuto, ff pray, blazing star, Mario Party 1-7)

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