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Hungarian police bust pirate ring

Four months after Warner Bros. announced that it would delay the release of its films in Hungary due to rampant piracy in that country, officials have raided a substantial piracy operation. Pirate_flag

Police have confiscated a number of computers and allegedly pirated content that belonged to the CiNEDUB ring. Included among the haul was a 70 TB hard drive housing 5,000 movies, 4,000 songs, 6,000 games and computer software.

TorrentFreak notes CiNEDUB was one of the higher profile distributors of pirated content. The group had over 10 servers at its base. Two men are currently under arrest with the rest of the outfit still at large.

The MPAA, in a report on the price of movie piracy, noted that Hungary, along with China and Russia, has one of the highest piracy rates in the world. Warner’s forced delay window was meant to cut down on people using camcorders to film new releases and release them online or on city streets. The company also issued a ban on midnight screenings.

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