Bulgaria Goes After Video, Music Piracy

Crime | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00

Bulgaria's office for fighting organized crime has launched raids against Internet users, who illegally download and distribute audio and video files, media reported.

As part of the special operation, three men were arrested in Sofia on Wednesday, and police found hundreds of pirate CDs in their apartment.

At present police will only check up people who distribute pirated movies and songs. In time, however all Internet users will be monitored, authorities say. People would only be liable if they had downloaded music or movies from pirate websites, police explained. Everyone would be probed, regardless of age and gender, authorities vow.

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