p2pnet.net News:- It’s now routine for the Big Four record label cartel to use police forces around the world as corporate enforcers, paid for by local tax payers.
In another example of this, the cartel’s British Phonographic Industry (BPI) was recently “assisted” by Central Scotland Police Computer Crime Unit detectives.
Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
“llegal CDs, DVDs, computer software and games worth £10m (more than 19,300,00) were seized,” says the BBC, going on:
“Twenty-eight people have been arrested in raids on houses and markets in Falkirk, Stirling, Tullibody and Grangemouth over the past five days.”
“It’s not uncommon for police to assist trading standards and BPI in detecting counterfeit criminals,” David Nolan, spokesman for the police computer crime unit, is quoted as saying, adding, “however this is the first time in Scotland that detective officers have become involved in such an integrated operation.”
corporate enforcers – Fakes seized in anti-piracy raids, BC News Online, December 1, 2004