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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Police Seize Jukeboxes in Fighting Music Piracy

UK Police Seize Jukeboxes in Fighting Music Piracy

UK Police Seize Jukeboxes in Fighting Music Piracy

Added: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Police is now switched to seizing jukeboxes, as it’s exactly what it did at the bars and pubs across the north-east. They call it a part of an important investigation into the unauthorized download of music.

British Recorded Music Industry co-operates with officers from the Grampian force to work on the investigation during which a house in Aberdeen and venues in Turriff and Fraserburgh were targeted.

The police representative announced that the whole action was just an execution of warrants by the officers at a home in Aberdeen as well as licensed premises in Turriff and Fraserburgh during a joint investigation into piracy. He also added that inquiries were ongoing. As for the industry’s leader of anti-piracy, David Wood, he called the operation a very significant one, where police appeared to be involved. He also said he would like to appreciate the officers’ professionalism and dedication in the terms of investigating the alleged unauthorized music distribution which was suspected to be supplied to bars and clubs in the north-eastern part of Scotland. David Wood admitted that such activity harms the entertainment industry and music labels at the first place, so they are going to keep bringing the police’s attention to people who flaunt legislation developed to defend musicians, composers and the rest working for the entertainment industry. In fact, anti-piracy operations played a major role in the organization’s effort to tackle the unauthorized downloading of tracks and file-sharing.

However, the final results are still too unclear for making comments on the north-east experiment, as it was only the early stage. But they correspond precisely to the last month requirements of communications regulator body Ofcom, which outlined some proposals to the industry targeted at restraining Internet file-sharers from illicitly downloading copyrighted content.

The code of practice proposed by Ofcom is actually a part of the Digital Economy Act that has been rushed through the parliament before the last general election. It presumes the copyright owners sending the IP address of users caught illegally downloading copyrighted content to country’s 7 major ISPs regularly, followed by sending out a notice to the users. After subscribers have received 3 notifications per year, they are supposed to be included in a list of subpoenas by a copyright owner.

June 15th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-06-15 15:23:46)
tkepe168 avatarSounds to me like they trying to be Jukebox Heroes...with stars in their eyes...

posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2010-06-15 16:07:22)
zuluDROOG avatarIs there such a lack of violent crime occurring in the UK that they can lend their police forces to raid pubs and clubs for MP3s? Is the British voting community happy to let the money-grubbing BRMI monopolise our police force in this way? Surely, British tax dollars should be spent on crimes against the British tax PAYERS... and not spent protecting international conglomerates from white collar criminals. C'mon Britain!.. have your say!

posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2010-06-15 16:10:39)
zuluDROOG avatarAddendum: F'cking ridiculous scenario actually. Imagine: A bunch of cops walking into a bar to nick a JUKEBOX. Meanwhile, underage drinkers, smack freaks and fully-laden drug dealers are giggling at them from the beer garden. Gimme a f'ckin BREAK!

posted by (2010-06-15 18:11:20)
domino22 avatartotaly agree with zuludroog wots goin on with this country !!

posted by (2010-06-15 19:14:08)
GMD avatarI can see what will come next.
Police stopping and searching people who have an iPod or similar and checking for any pirated songs
or checking out peoples laptops in streets for any counterfeit stuff they may find.

posted by (2010-06-15 19:41:43)
conmac863 avatar@GMD.... That is a scary thought...But completely plausible.

posted by Turtle (2010-06-15 21:00:57)
D4T4 avatar@GMD... They would probably use the Anti-terror laws which they are so fond of in the UK. Anyway they can to hit the little guys, it all boils down to statistics. Arrests aren't graded just counted, the more the merrier. At least the police are running the show and not a bunch of money grabbing lawyers as in some countries. Thanks Sam once again for a great informative article.

posted by (2010-06-15 21:40:15)
RFC4LGE avatarwouldnae surprise me in the slightest if the pubs in fraseborough had stole their jukeboxes never mind jus pirated songs cause everyone up there is either a junkie or a foreigner (n am no kiddin a lived 17 mile away for 3 year in peterhead and worked in the broch) but its still takin it too far, what they gonna do sue everyone in the pub for listening to their music lol

posted by (2010-06-15 22:19:41)
terrillcase30655 avatarseizing juke boxes??? To what see if any copied cd's are in it??

posted by Blocked (2010-06-16 02:14:05)
No avatarhow can they know if he or she have illegal cd's if they can copy there own cd's

posted by Site Friend (2010-06-16 12:39:36)
magiccrack avataraaahh eh well my m8 has a Jukebox filled with nothing but pirates so i know where this is coming from, but yip ppl will be stopped in the streets and checked.

posted by (2010-06-16 12:40:21)
seankey avatari know personally of at least 4 police officers with more pirates than in a certain johnny depp movie wonder if they will bed targeted

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