Miskolc piracy raid nabs terabytes of data
Tuesday, March 29, 2005, 00:00
The Miskolc police launched another piracy raid against illegal file share hub operators last week. The offenders used the highly popular DC++ file share software to make pirated movies, CD?s and other applications available to numerous users. Nearly 150 users had access to the file share hub, and the volume of pirated data is estimated at 1.5-7.5 terabytes, which is equivalent to the storage capacity of 200-1000 DVD?s. During the house search the police seized several Hungarian movies that have not yet even been released in DVD format. Matrix, another large server, or even possibly the main hub, of the same file share network, was deactivated in an earlier raid. The police took action after a complaint filed by ASVA, a civil organization for the protection of royalty rights.