Los Angeles – Authorities in Poland have
conducted a raid on the operators of Filmowisko, an Internet forum where users
post links to download copyrighted materials on file-hosting service
Rapidshare, TorrentFreak reported.
Following an investigation conducted with
local anti-piracy group the Foundation for the Protection of Audiovisual
Creativity (FOTA), police arrested three alleged operators of the site — two
of whom are teenagers.
Authorities also conducted searches on locations
connected with three of the site’s estimated 30,000 members.
Filmowisko site itself hosted no copyrighted content, but instead provided a
forum where users posted links to files hosted by Rapidshare, those arrested
face copyright infringement charges that come with a maximum five-year prison