10 arrested in Europe over Internet piracy

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Brussels(Belgium), Sep 9: Ten people have been arrested across Europe against computer pirates who put illegal copies of movies and television series on the Internet, said Belgian police on Wednesday, Sep 8.

Five people were arrested from Belgium, where the computer crime unit led an operation on Tuesday, Sep 7, which spread over 12 countries, including Britain, Germany, France and Sweden, said police spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet.

"They are between 25 and 30 years old and they knew what they were doing," investigator Olivier Bogaert told sources. He also told that they were not seeking for financial profits.

Swedish police, meanwhile arrested five different people for suspected file-sharing, including the web hosting company PRQ in Stockholm's suburb of Solna, which has links to both the Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest file-sharing venues, and whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

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