Feds Zero In On “Warez” Groups, Score Guilty Pleas

Law360, New York (January 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a bid to clamp down on “warez” groups involved in illegal distribution of movies, games, music and software over the Internet, the U.S. government has indicted more suspects in a far-reaching investigation.

A 13-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in San Jose Wednesday raised to 25 the total number of suspected virtual copyright thieves charged in "Operation Copycat."

The initiative, launched last year by the U.S. Department of Justice and a host of European countries, targets “warez groups” as the perpetrators of...
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