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Music Piracy Sites Targeted By Europol & Bulgarian Organized Crime Unit * TorrentFreak

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In coordination with Europol, the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime (GDBOP), a specialist unit within Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior, says it has shut down a dozen music piracy sites. Carried out under the supervision of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Sofia, the operation was executed within the framework of EMPACT, the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats.

GDBOP-BGDespite intense pressure from the United States, including criticism as part of the USTR’s reports on notorious pirate sites and foreign trade barriers, actions against online piracy are still relatively rare in Bulgaria.

Whether the Bulgarian government had any hand in the closure of RARBG last year remains unclear but its hoped that August 2023 amendments to Bulgaria’s Criminal Code will at least make pirate site investigations more straightforward. A new operation tackling music piracy may be an opportunity to demonstrate…

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