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Arrested man had over 10,000 pirated films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2009 22:01 User comments (24)

Arrested man had over 10,000 pirated films A man in Sweden has been arrested this week over alleged piracy, after 10,000 pirated films were found on a server in his cellar.
Police in Västerås were following a tip from the Swedish Anti-Piracy Agency Antipiratbyrån (APB) and raided the man's house.

The arrested man is believed to be a member of a file sharing release group or a warez site uploader, but there are no other suspects as of yet.

"We shall have to await the results of the technical investigation. As the case in question concerns a server there could be other file sharers either here in Sweden or abroad, it is too early to tell," district chief Fredrik Inglad added, via TheLocal..

The APB says the server had over 90 TB of copyrighted materials.

"We regard the man to be one of the leading figures behind the 'warez scene' syndicate which is responsible for all pirate copying. The police operation will help to stem the flow of pirated material onto the internet,"
added Henrik Pontén, an ABP lawyer.

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24 user comments

128.8.2009 22:28

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The APB says the server had over 90 TB of copyrighted materials.
holy sh*t.

228.8.2009 23:25

1.5TB without redundancy=$120
60 x 1.5TB = 90TB
60 x $120 = $7200

He had AT LEAST $7200 worth of hard drives on one server...FULL of Evidence that will be used against him. This might be a real criminal trial, instead of the fake civil trials brought against people who share 30 mp3s.

328.8.2009 23:26

Originally posted by KillerBug:
1.5TB without redundancy=$120
60 x 1.5TB = 90TB
60 x $120 = $7200

He had AT LEAST $7200 worth of hard drives on one server...FULL of Evidence that will be used against him. This might be a real criminal trial, instead of the fake civil trials brought against people who share 30 mp3s.
nah, he'll probably get a little slap on the wrist.

429.8.2009 1:13

how big was this server.... jeez 90TB...

529.8.2009 2:00

Originally posted by engage16:
how big was this server.... jeez 90TB...
Sounds like a rackmount config with SAS expanders...it probably had to be partialy dissasembled to be removed from the basement. Just think of having 10,000 movies available with nothing more than a click in full quality (not the netflix grainy quality)...then again, just think of the electric bill!

...I wonder if he got the money for the server from warez, or if he just had money, and liked distributing warez.


629.8.2009 5:11

Regardless of the amount of movies he's pirating, why are we bothering with people like this when there's more f***** up things going on in the world. It's people's greed for money that makes them go after people like this, wanting to make more profit. - Pirate

729.8.2009 10:47

They need to get their priorities straight, taking down all these people who share 5 things and not for money... But then you have people like this who built a huge server and was obviously doing it for some sort of money... Thats the piracy I hate, the people who are doing it for money...

829.8.2009 11:00

Money makes the world go around.

929.8.2009 11:17

But it makes you really wonder if half of the movies are black and white and early color. Also are half or all the movies available for Public Domain as well...

1029.8.2009 13:36

if he wasnt selling server access or dvd's he is innocent in my book. my friend has 7tb of divx movies just archived from the last 10 years all good flicks too i go to his house with a thumbdrive and leave a happy man :D

1129.8.2009 19:12

Originally posted by engage16:
They need to get their priorities straight, taking down all these people who share 5 things and not for money... But then you have people like this who built a huge server and was obviously doing it for some sort of money... Thats the piracy I hate, the people who are doing it for money...
This is what cracks me up. Go look up any group and take a lot at their releases. Groups release thousands of files, whether it be progs or movies. Why is it so hard to believe that this guy hosts a server for a certain group or groups to dump their leaks to?

Releases originate somewhere. This just happens to be the dirty side that people want to not know about. In my eyes this guy is no more guilty or innocent that the people that use the services of release groups. If you are goign to defend the guy that has 30 mp3s on his computer or something more drastic liek the pirate bay founders then dont back away and say screw this guy. Thats just ridiculous.

What this guy is doing from what we know is nothing like what true pirate profiters do. Don't confuse this situation with bootleggers in some third world country printing off movies for profit. They're nothing alike.
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1229.8.2009 20:28

Guy should have had every drive/system encrypted..along with a kill/switch in case authorities arrived.

I'm guessing he had neither of those. He chose..poorly.

1329.8.2009 22:05

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Guy should have had every drive/system encrypted..along with a kill/switch in case authorities arrived.

I'm guessing he had neither of those. He chose..poorly.
Indeed he did....

Well, should be interesting to hear the results of his trial.

1430.8.2009 4:20

Originally posted by windsong:
Guy should have had every drive/system encrypted..along with a kill/switch in case authorities arrived.

I'm guessing he had neither of those. He chose..poorly.

Really has nothing to do with the article but is that a last crusade quote I'm seeing?

1530.8.2009 15:18

Damn, that's alot of movies. Why go after people with only 10 or 20 songs when you got this guy who's ripping the whole library it seems. Shows you how warped our justice system is, when they'll probably slap someone's wrists for such a big find, but literally screw others when they got piddily little shit that doesn't even justify what RIAA/lawyers go after anyways. What's wrong with this picture anyways?

1630.8.2009 15:52

you would think these guys would be smart enough to like rig their systems with electro magnets or something for when these things happen...

1730.8.2009 16:30

Originally posted by windsong:
Guy should have had every drive/system encrypted..along with a kill/switch in case authorities arrived.
HDD's don't work like that you can fry the controller but you cant erase the information on the disks. with SDD's you could fry everything.

you could attach a pack of C-4 on the array but thats a bit drastic.

1830.8.2009 19:15

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Damn, that's alot of movies. Why go after people with only 10 or 20 songs when you got this guy who's ripping the whole library it seems. Shows you how warped our justice system is, when they'll probably slap someone's wrists for such a big find, but literally screw others when they got piddily little shit that doesn't even justify what RIAA/lawyers go after anyways. What's wrong with this picture anyways?
two questions:
What on earth are you talking about and where have you been the past 6 months?

1930.8.2009 23:07

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you could attach a pack of C-4 on the array but thats a bit drastic.
No need to go that far, this can be done easily with 9mm rounds, modified to fire from a switch.

Just think, the cops go into the basement, flip what they think is the light switch, and they hear 70 shots go off at once, as the basement fills with smoke...that's the way to do it!

2031.8.2009 0:30

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you could attach a pack of C-4 on the array but thats a bit drastic.
No need to go that far, this can be done easily with 9mm rounds, modified to fire from a switch.

Just think, the cops go into the basement, flip what they think is the light switch, and they hear 70 shots go off at once, as the basement fills with smoke...that's the way to do it!
C-4 sounds better, imagine the scrutiny the mafia would get.

5 police killed in explosion after raiding a possible software pirating ring.

211.9.2009 1:38

Quote:
A man in Sweden has been arrested this week over alleged piracy, after 10,000 pirated films were found on a server in his cellar.
I find this the funniest thing seeing how the guy has pur in the cellar. I love how if u cant get a fan get a cellar and keep things cool :P

225.11.2009 20:37

So let me get this straight, they think this one man is one of the leading people behind ALL pirate copying, in the world? Or in Sweden? I don't know about all of you, but if I was the one storing 10,000 pirated movies for all pirate copying in the world, I would have had some money to rig electromagnets around the room/doors at least. Flip the wrong switch and zap, and anything coming in to inspect there would be fried when it went though the door...Not saying I agree that pirating that many movies is ok or anything, but if you are going to do something that big, be somewhat smart about it.

236.11.2009 5:43

No, they don't think this guy is behind all piracy, he was a high-level member of a large warez group, but he was not behind even one percent of the global traffic, and they know this.

From the info in the article, it seems that he has a lot of book smarts, but not much street smarts (his server was in his house).



2430.5.2011 2:19

Originally posted by DXR88:
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The APB says the server had over 90 TB of copyrighted materials.
holy sh*t.
Man, I want his gear! Shaaa-winnng!

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