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    just an interesting 2 articles i found on AustralianIt (australian internet & technology news page)(www.australianit.com.au) about 3 guys that got busted for pirating. all charges are in australian Dollars, which is half of what it says in the US currency. (e.g $20 AUS = $10 US).


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    Three arrested in MP3 raids
    Simon Hayes
    APRIL 23, 2003

    AUSTRALIAN Federal Police have arrested three people as part of an investigation into alleged music piracy on the internet.

    The three - who are understood to be students - were arrested as police executed warrants at four Sydney addresses this morning.
    A Federal Police spokesman confirmed the three had been arrested. Police are considering whether charges will be laid.

    Australian IT understands the arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into alleged piracy, co-ordinated by the Federal Police and the recording industry.

    Last month Federal Police executed search warrants at Telstra and Perth-based ISP Eftel, along with several other ISPs which have not been identified. No wrongoing was attributed to the ISPs.



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    Charges laid in MP3 case
    Kate Mackenzie and Simon Hayes
    APRIL 24, 2003

    THREE Sydney men could face up to five years' jail if found guilty of charges of breaching copyright, following a raid relating to alleged music piracy.

    The men, who are understood to be students, were arrested yesterday when police executed warrants at four Sydney addresses in the city's west and south-west.
    The AFP's general manager of its eastern operations, Tony Negus, acknowledged the co-operation of the Music Industry Piracy Investigators (MIPI).

    "Copyright infringements cause considerable financial loss to the music industry and the AFP are pleased to cooperate with industry bodies to investigate cases such as this which can amount to a serious breach of the law," Mr Negus said.

    Police said the alleged piracy concerned music, album covers and music videos from Universal Music, Sony, Warner, BMG, EMI and Festival Mushroom Records.

    If found guilty of breaching copyright under the Copyright Act 1968, they would face up to five years in jail or a $60,000 fine.

    Australian IT understands the arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into alleged piracy, co-ordinated by the Federal Police and the recording industry.

    Last month Federal Police executed search warrants at Telstra and Perth-based ISP Eftel, along with several other ISPs which have not been identified. No wrongoing was attributed to the ISPs.

    All three men were charged and released on bail to appear in Downing Centre Local Court next month.

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    Was this even related to p2p?
    Was there a profit envolved, because if they dl some shit and then prepared it for sale,
    then this would be a clear cut case of piracy.
    I think this article intentionally leaves out details to spOOk others (such as yourself).

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