Nine arrests so far
The most visited torrent site in Bulgaria, Zamunda.net, is unavailable. The first signs of emerging problems with the operation of the tracker were observed from the evening of February 21.
The site's collapse comes about a day after the office of the Prosecutor General office asked for help the US Department of Justice for blocking Zamunda.
A man from Crete was charged for violations of laws on copyright and the protection of subscription television services, Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Thursday.
The suspect was arrested by the police's cyvercrime division on Tuesday after a companies was filed against unknown individuals who pirated and resold subscription-based televisions services.
There are 2.4 million TV customers, of whom 700 thousand in the so-called grey sector, for which the state officially does not know. By doing so, the cable TV owners, while committing crime against intellectual property, evade taxes on a large scale, Spokesperson of the Prosecutor General Rumyana Arnaudova told a press briefing, a FOCUS News Agency reporter said.
Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the only Pirate in the EU Parliament.