Raids Against Online Piracy Networks

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In the so far biggest international raid against online piracy networks 100 individuals have been identified and 200 computers have been seized in over 120 coordinated searches.

Behind the operation "Fastlink" stood the US Justice Dept., FBI and police in Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Great Britain/Northern Ireland, Sweden, Germany and Hungary. Plus 27 US states.

Around 30 of the computers where servers used to spread warez online, and one single of those servers contained over 65 000 pirated titles. The raid was aimed against well-known groups like Fairlight, Kalisto, Echelon and Class Project X.

According to Business Software Alliance (BSA) the raid led to seizure of software estimated to be worth close to US $40 million.

Source: [URL=,2789,467674,00.html]Aftonbladet[/URL].

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