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Sat May 25, 2013, 10:10 AM

Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

Police assisted by the Federation Against Copyright Theft showed up in large numbers to arrest an alleged movie pirate in the UK this week. Armed with an emergency search warrant issued out of hours by a judge, five undercover police vehicles containing detectives and FACT officers were deployed to arrest a 24-year-old said to have recorded the movie Fast and Furious 6.

The MPAA-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft is well known for its anti-piracy actions around the UK, tracking down alleged movie pirates with the help of the police and hauling them, if at all possible, through the court system.

What remains remarkable about FACT operations is how they are able to persuade the police to invest significant resources towards detaining individuals for non-violent crimes.

http://torrentfreak.com/five-undercover-police-cars-sent-to-arrest-single-alleged-movie-pirate-130525/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The rest of the story outlines an incredible process of seizing the man's property, of police sitting back while the
anti pirate group did all the questioning, the man being arrested for:“Miscellaneous Offense”,

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dixiegrrrrl May 2013 OP
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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:15 AM

1. Seems just a tad excessive.

 

Geezus. I remember when I was young we'd make mixed tapes by recording songs off the radio. Thank goodness there was no raid at my house. This is ridiculous.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:47 AM

3. and very chilling...

that corproate media can use the police like that.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:43 AM

2. No SWAT gear? Living dangerously.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:25 AM

4. Interesting,

 

"Despite the ‘emergency’ nature of the raid, no movie recording equipment was found."

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