Metropolitan police involved in allofmp3 raid

A press release put out by the BPI has reported that a 25 year old man has been arrested in London for running the web site selling vouchers for allofmp3.com enabling the site to get around the removal of Paypal and credit card payment systems.

Interesting how bringing down a site in Russia has involved so much international lobbying for payment mechanisms to be removed and now is involving police raids in Western Europe. This is becoming increasingly commonplace and The Pirate Bay has already indicated that it has servers in multiple countries to enable it to survive action in Sweden.

From a UK legal perspective  this is interesting (snipped from BPI release):

As the unlicensed sale of music is a criminal offence in the UK, police executed the raid under Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 – legislation introduced into UK law in January 2007 specifically to combat online fraud. This is the first time the new fraud legislation has been used in a copyright-related case.

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One Comment on “Metropolitan police involved in allofmp3 raid”

  1. Jony Says:

    it is legal in russian :))))


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