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STOCKHOLM - Police have made a major crackdown on illegal file-sharing by seizing a giant computer server during an apartment raid in a Stockholm suburb, an official said Saturday.

Henrik Ponten, a spokesman at the Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau, said the server contained about 65 terabytes of files, corresponding to around 16,000 full-length movies.

"The size of the works are gigantic," he said, noting it was one of the biggest pirate server confiscations ever in Sweden.
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Police raided the apartment in Brandbergen, in southern Stockholm, in the beginning of February after the anti-piracy bureau filed a report about it, he said.

Ponten said one suspect had been questioned by police, but was released shortly afterward since the confiscation was the main objective of the raid.

"Basically he admitted he was in charge of it (the server)," he said.

According to Ponten the server is part of an international pirate network called "The Scene," providing users of Internet file-sharing sites such as Sweden's The Pirate Bay with extensive access to copyright protected material.
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Wow, they're going to have a field day on this. Hard evidence? Check. Tens of thousands of movies? Check.

I wonder just how much they're going to sue for
 

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lol
 

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Lol. Unless he had a kick ass upstream on his internet connection, how crap is having 65TB of data in your house?

EDIT: It didn't contain 65TB, its part of a ring of servers which make up 65TB.

Heres a source, I don't know if its the right one though:

http://torrentfreak.com/large-pirate...sweden-090306/
 

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Good find but to be truthful I doubt piracy will ever stop.
 

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Interesting how they instantly connect it to TPB, as if TPB operates the server or something.

Yes, they made a huge piracy bust, but they shouldn't connect dots that shouldn't be connected here...
 

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I find it funny they are trying to connect it to TPB.

That server has nothing to do with TPB. The people who run "scene" warez sites are in no way affiliated with p2p.

They'll do anything to redirect the attention to TPB.
 

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Why is TPB even mentioned? They don't route illegal stuff to TPB, TPB is just an index and is in now way affiliated.

Still, how'd they catch this guy? Maybe through his ISP?
 
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