EU Police Carried Out Largest Anti-Piracy RaidAdded: Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Cops in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Spain have carried out a raid against individuals alleged of being related to Kino.to – one of Germany’s largest streaming website. The raid resulted in the arrest of at least 13 people.
This past Thursday, police in four European countries conducted a joint raid in the homes and businesses of individuals suspected to be involved in the German video streaming website Kino.to. For example, in Germany the raids involved 250 police officers and tax inspectors and 17 other specialists. This group has searched twenty homes, businesses, and information centres, and finally resulted in arrest of 13 people.
After the raid, the website in question was shut-down, with the Criminal Investigation claiming that domain Kino.to, a website chosen by arrested operators, was closed on suspicion of forming a criminal association with the purpose of committing the commercial copyright infringement. The site founders were arrested, and even individuals engaged in pirating copies of movies that were produced or distributed by Kino.to may be pursued!
The raids were carried out following a complaint sent by the Federation Against Copyright Theft. The German outfit called the website a “parasitic” business model built on systematic violations of copyright and related rights. They also argued that the service was established for the sole purpose of profiting illegally from copyright infringement.
The Dresden General Prosecutor said in the issued press release that the above mentioned action was a result of suspicion of criminal association for the copyright violation on commercial scale. Unfortunately for people suspected of being involved with the online service, it was no matter to the police that the website had not actually hosted any copyrighted content, but only provided links to 3rd-party websites where the unauthorized material could be found. Instead, the prosecutor seems to focus on the claim that the site operators were profiting from their service.
The police have already seized the Kino.to domain, one of the most popular video streaming sites in the country, along with a number of other websites illegally hosting the copyrighted content streamed on the website. In response, the website fans have started a DDoS attack against the government website, which also went offline.
June 16th,2011Posted by:
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
|posted by (2011-06-16 19:08:41)|
|like the last part against the government|
|I hope the government was in deep shit and their internal system fully corrupted! Fight for your rights!!|
|I hope the hackers all over the world start doing this. If the governments take away your sites, take away theirs...|
They will learn (the hard way) not to mess with hackers...
|posted by (2011-06-17 13:24:28)|
|Really sad to hear that. Govt. must learn one thing at first,|
first warn the users or the site owners and if they don't listen to u then they could take an action. But to arrest for your first crime with out a warning is sick, its not a murder they are committing & the pirated versions are mostly of the big honchos who make millions a year from they movies and tv shows. They are not petty beggars.
may be a day would arise when all the hackers in the world would try to hack these govt sites altogether as a warning.
offtopic - I heard CIA website was under some hack attack a day or 2 ago & the site was un-responsive it seems is that true too ?
|Taking out a gov. website is a serious message getting sent.|
|OMFG - this is a high priority for the police? With the really serious crimes going on? Show you where the money and politics are really...|
|posted by (2011-06-18 19:02:29)|
|police fight for right|
|Sad day when Holland, France and Spain join Germany in Gestapo raids that just hurt the majority of us ordinary people.|
But then again, since when do most rich people have any sort of conscience!
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