Afp Uncover 2500 Pirated Games In Melbourne's East

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18th December 2008, 07:35pm - Views: 432
18 December 2008




Media Release


AFP uncover 2500 pirated games in Melbourne's
East
A 28-year-old Doncaster East man faced Melbourne Magistrates Court today
charged with manufacturing and selling pirated computer games and software.

The investigation began in June 2008 after the Australian Federal Police (AFP)
received a referral into allegations of pirated games and software.
On 17 December, the AFP executed a search warrant at a house in Doncaster
East where they found computer equipment including manufacturing materials
that were allegedly used to duplicate and create pirated computer game
software.
The AFP seized the material along with large quantities of CDs, more than 2500
pirated popular game titles and approximately $52,000 in cash from the house.
The AFP alleged in court today that the man used manufacturing material to
copy and sell the video and computer games to retailers and community
members.
The man was charged with multiple counts of manufacturing and selling pirated
games software and possessing devices for the purpose of manufacturing
pirated software pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 and the Trademarks Act
1995.
The maximum penalty for these offences is $60,000 or five years
imprisonment.
The man was bailed to reappear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on 7 May
2009.
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