Italian police shut eBay scam
Rome, 17th December 2007
Fiscal Police from Udine have concluded an investigation into the illegal sale of CD-Rs containing music, video, professional software and videogames on eBay. The operation, carried out with the co-operation of music anti-piracy experts FPM, has led to the prosecution of 18 people and the seizure of 600,000 illegal files.
Most of the illegal files were downloaded using the main peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms, burnt on CD-Rs and DVD-Rs and then sold through web auctions on eBay. The 18 people now face heavy administrative sanctions, with the fines that could total hundreds of millions of euros, as Italian copyright law sanctions a penalty ranging from €103 to €1032 euros for each illegal file.For further information contact:
Enzo Mazza, FIMI
Tel: +39 279 5879