Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Police act on German file-sharing

`Police in Germany have charged 3,500 users of a file-sharing network in the biggest single action against the illegal distribution of music online.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) – the record industry’s global body – said each could face five years in prison.

They may also have to pay compensation for offering up to 8,000 files at a time for download on the eDonkey site.

The investigation led to searches in 130 locations across Germany.’

One Response to “Police act on German file-sharing”

  1. aat Says:

    might have to go easy on the downloads now 🙁

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