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German authorities raid P2P network

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 May 2007 10:48 User comments (5)

German authorities raid P2P network In the search for an illegal BitTorrent P2P network that spanned most of Germany, German authorities this week were finally able to obtain evidence that concentrates on a 38 yr old suspect from Baden-Württemberg.
The suspect had come to the attention of the authorities before but officials say now he is strongly suspected of illegally distributing unauthorized movies and games via the network.

The official investigation began in March after the German Federation against Copyright Theft (GVU) informed authorities that a computer game had been made available on the Internet prior to its official release date.

According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, this week the suspect's home was raided and raids occured in other sites in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

So far, authorities indicate that the group of file sharers, including the lead suspect, ran the network on a few rented computers in which they illegally uploaded unathorized computer games and movies. Authorities also indicated that the investigaton was not over and they are searching for the rest of the group. If charged the suspect will face copyright violations charges as well as civil lawsuit from the copyright holders.

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5 user comments

129.5.2007 16:01

what was the game?

229.5.2007 21:33

Originally posted by anubis66:
what was the game?

I hope this is not like when the other guy shared or downloaded miss congeniality. I hope it was a game worth spreading.

330.5.2007 1:30

They never said which game it was......rats

42.6.2007 5:02

i hope its not aXXo

527.6.2007 23:05

Once again, no follow through to find the source of the leak. How did he get it if it isn't out yet? Studio leaks. Nobody wants to investigate...

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