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Alleged UK 'cam' pirate has property returned, criminal charges dropped

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2014 13:10 User comments (5)

Alleged UK 'cam' pirate has property returned, criminal charges dropped Last year, police officials in the UK, in conjunction with Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) raided the home of an alleged movie cammer, seizing tons of evidence. The officers then returned months later, arresting the man and his sister and her ex-boyfriend on charges that they had cammed 'Fast and Furious 6' and 'Epic.'
Released on bail, the arrested were banned from entering any movie theater in England and Wales.

In total, three smartphones, seven laptops, a desktop, tablets, two Xbox 360s, a modem, a router, USB flash drives, and almost 20 hard drives were seized but were eventually returned (minus the modem and router and one phone) and it appears the criminal prosecution will be dropped (via TF): "Speaking with the officer in charge of the case this week he informed me that when I do go to answer bail all criminal charges will be dropped, or NFA [no further action] as they call it," says the alleged cammer.

FACT is still looking to bring a private prosecution against the man, he informs, but they may not get anything in a lawsuit. "The fact that there is no evidence for a criminal prosecution begs the question as to whether or not there is sufficient evidence for a private law suit. Surely if there was any evidence at all [the police] would not be dropping the criminal charges," the man adds. "Also what can they possibly sue me for? I have no job, no savings and no means of paying any compensation regardless of the outcome. Is it simply going to be a waste of everyone's time?"

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5 user comments

13.3.2014 1:06

What a fiasco.

And how is it that not all their stuff was returned?

Did they have fun with the X360s? After getting through all their games did they decided to drop the case?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

23.3.2014 18:05

After copying all their games, cloning their hard drives, installing all the spyware and tracking software, & bugging their phones.... All has been returned no harm, no foul!

34.3.2014 0:09

Originally posted by puterman:
After copying all their games, cloning their hard drives, installing all the spyware and tracking software, & bugging their phones.... All has been returned no harm, no foul!
haha, that is so funny but I'm sure it is really true. They most likely installed all kinds of stuff on their devices to continue monitoring them. Time to post those items on CraigsList.com... LoL!!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2014 @ 0:10

424.3.2014 21:30

I see a restore disc in their future...

524.3.2014 21:35

Originally posted by phobet:
I see a restore disc in their future...
I agree, and even if you didn't have that, no need to sell stuff if you can just reset/reinstall them.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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