08 September 2010

European police in pirate raids

Police have conducted a series of raids across Europe in one of its biggest crackdowns on file-sharing. Police targeted 48 sites in countries including the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary. In Sweden, seven premises were raided including PRQ, which is believed to host Pirate Bay and whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Co-ordinated by Belgian police, the operation was the culmination of a two-year investigation.