Piracy Raid Carried Out by Bulgarian Organized Crime UnitAdded: Monday, November 29th, 2010
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As the Interior Ministry of Bulgaria said, their anti-mafia unit recently dramatically raided some piracy website. The raid in the style of American movie was carried out with unwitting employees ordered to lie down on the floor. Meanwhile, the organized crime unit was conducting something like a Keystone Kops inspired operation, even though they never had a search warrant.
The press release of the Ministry may make one think that it was quite an important anti-piracy raid, conducted as part of the Ministry’s effort to shut down piracy websites. Last Saturday the ministry announced that its employees had arrested a website which was illicitly distributing films, music and software.
The raid in question was conducted in cooperation with the police of Haskovo city and Ivaylovgrad town, netting two servers described as a “huge mall” for copyright violating content. However, this is the point of view of the officials, but not that of the affected Bulgarians.
The prompt into action was received from the IFPI-affiliated country’s Association of Music Producers. The latter believed that they’ve got a huge fish to catch. The raid has been conducted around 3pm on Saturday afternoon, with lots of man power: fifteen people from the anti-mafia unit had entered the office like in an American movie and ordered everyone to lie down.
The owner of the company called Elkom 63, offering Internet and television services in a tiny town of just 4,000 people, also runs businesses of CCTV systems, web design, and computer and cash register repair services.
The catch of that mafia unit with their 15 men (not mentioning police backup) was only 2 computers with 5TB of information in total. The owner noted that the PCs weren’t even owned by the company. He also added that the police even didn’t have a search warrant. The only thing he regrets is that the PCs were ones left by the company’s customers for repair, and the machines were taken open, as they were. In fact, the company had no idea what they had on them.
Actually, the company owner isn’t the only one who is wondering about the aim of the raid. The public has also been left in the dark about the name or any other information about that to-be-repaired “piracy mall” that was supposed to be operating from a couple of broken computers.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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