A joint police operation in Belgium and Switzerland has been successful in shutting down a popular file-sharing server. Razorback2, part of the Edonkey file-sharing network, held an index of 170 million pirated files. The serverís owner was arrested, and Razorback2 machines were seized. The MPAA believes that Razorback2 was one the largest of the 200 or so index servers on the Edonkey file-sharing network. The joint raids are the latest move against the Edonkey network, with more planned for the future.

In the statement Dan Glickman, MPAA chairman, said: "This is a major victory in our fight to cut off the supply of illegal materials being circulated on the internet via peer-to-peer networks."