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20 Servers with Pirated Films Found at Polish University

Sep 21 2010 - 13:56

On September 7, 2010, during a raid at the Silesian University of Technology in the city of Gliwice in the south of Poland, the police discovered and seized 20 illegal servers with pirated movies that may have been used by the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.

The raid at the Polish university was part of a larger operation organized by the EU authorities after a two-year investigation by the Belgian police. The raids targeted a major online piracy network and happened simultaneously in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Britain, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

According to the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), the police searched 57 servers operated by four large distribution groups, shut down a total of 49 servers and detained 10 people in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Poland, who were the leaders of the four groups. One of the biggest servers with 150-180 terabytes of pirated material was found in Poland.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Warsaw Business Journal, AFP

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