Illegal music download stores closed after raids
Jakarta, 13th November 2007
Indonesian authorities have closed a number of illegal digital music download outlets following a series of raids around Jakarta on the 9th November it was announced today.
The authorities were operating after receiving evidence packages from IFPI Asia Pacific and ASIRI, which represents the Indonesian recording industry, about two sophisticated illegal businesses that offered franchises specialising in the sale of copyright infringing music files for storage on mobile phones and other digital devices. These outlets can be found in a large number of Indonesian shopping malls.
Officers raided eight locations around Jakarta that were linked to the two illegal download operations, Download Mania and Download Station, including a main office where business records were held. To date, the authorities have seized more than 60 computers, each holding an average of 28,000 illegal music files and detained the principle operator of one of the businesses.For further information contact:
Robert Youill , IFPI