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Italian police crack down on DC hub

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Oct 2007 19:07 User comments (3)

Italian police crack down on DC hub Italian police have struck out at administrators and users of the Discotequezone DirectConnect (DC) file sharing hub. Police have confirmed that the network administrators, plus seven people who uploaded large volumes of copyrighted music, are now being prosecuted. The raids, carried out during the past weeks by the Fiscal Police for Bergamo, were coordinated by the Public Prosecutor from Brescia, with assistance from the music industry anti-piracy organization FPM.
This is the second stage of the operation which started in March with several servers seized by the police. A total of 11 computers and more than 110,000 illegal MP3 music files were seized in the operation which was carried out between Rome, Milan and Brescia. The sharers may now face fines up to 8.5 million according to Italian copyright laws.

Some 170 Italian file-sharers and illegal network administrators have been criminally prosecuted for music piracy in Italy in the last two years.

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12.10.2007 9:56

sharers may now face fines up to 8.5 million according to Italian copyright laws.


poor guys:( we are loosen the battle, the only safe place now is swedin and some were in the middle of africa;D

22.10.2007 18:28

This is bull crap. admins if you have illeagle files buy some guns and bombs. you would get fined less for killing police men thats raiding you place than being caught with illeagle downloads. Why do the old always *bleep* up the future for the young.

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34.10.2007 21:23

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Some 170 Italian file-sharers and illegal network administrators have been criminally prosecuted for music piracy in Italy in the last two years.
Thats a small number to what is probablly out there sharing still.

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