Source: Broadband TV News
By Robert Briel
“Police raided commercial and residential properties in the Netherlands, France, and Germany Wednesday as part of a copyright-violation investigation of Share-Online.biz, the largest file hosting site operated in Germany.
The news was announced by the police of Aachen, Germany.”
Why it matters
Beyond the fact that another pirate has been stopped, this one is noteworthy because it’s a pirate that uses a commonly accepted exchange system that doesn’t involve financial payment. Instead, users of the pirate site that upload content accrue points that can be used to redeem other pirated content. But since it’s a case of copyright violation, it’s piracy.