30th March, 2007, Rome – LAWFUEL – The infringing peer-to-peer (P2P) hub known as Discotequezone has been shut down after the Fiscal Police (GdF), acting with search warrants issued by the Public Prosecutor of Brescia and assisted by the Federation Against Music Piracy (FPM), raided several locations in Italy.
The operation targeted five servers and four heavy uploaders which were involved in sharing more than 600,000 pirated music tracks daily through file-sharing platforms contributing to losses in excess of US$1,000,000. Eleven people have been charged with copyright infringement.
The police crackdown led to the seizure of 16 computers, 27 external hard disks and
more than 1000 DVD-Rs and CD-Rs with a total of more than five terabytes of copyright protected works.
More than 195 individuals have been criminally prosecuted for illegal P2P
distribution in Italy since 2005.
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