Police break major piracy operation

Two Brisbane men who allegedly shared the equivalent of 14.3 million copies of movies have been charged by police.

Two Brisbane men who allegedly shared the equivalent of 14.3 million copies of movies have been charged by police.

The two men were arrested at a house in Parkinson, Brisbane yesterday.

Police have frozen $50,000 and seized three computers and more than 1200 DVDs.

Authorities allege $10,000 a month was made by the pair who ran an illegal offshore video sharing site with around 400,000 international members.

The men allegedly supported the transfer of more than 10,000 terabytes of information.

Both men face a maximum of 10 years jail or $66,000 in fines if found guilty.

Australian director and producer of the film Black Water, applauded the bust.

“The fact that Black Water had been pirated and was online within days of being finished is upsetting. How are Australian film producers like me meant to make a living from our films if people pirate the film and watch it for free?” said director Andrew Traucki.

Source: SMH

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