Fiscal Police

  1. Italian Piracy Raids Result In 40 Arrests

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Naples Public Prosecutor's office has confirmed that some 40 arrests have been made in the culmination of a three-year-long anti-piracy investigation. Prior to the latest arrests, the investigation had seen the seizure of more than one mi ...

  2. Italian Collecting Society IMAIE Shut Down

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) has officially been closed, following a ruling by a senior court, the Council of State. According to the ruling, three court-appointed commissioners will ...

  3. Anti-Piracy Raids Over Italian Charity Song

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italy's piracy problem appears to have reached new depths with the news that the Guardia Di Finanza (Fiscal Police) have uncovered a P2P group that was illegally uploading the charity single "Domani 21/04/09." The track was recorded ...

  4. Italy's IMAIE Wins Appeal Against Closure

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court has upheld an appeal by collecting society IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) against a previous ruling that had ordered it to close. IMAIE was declared "extinct" by Rome's Prefect of ...

  5. Italian Collecting Society Fights 'Extinction' Ruling

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rome's Prefect of Police, Giuseppe Pecoraro, who has legal jurisdiction in the city, has declared that IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) is "extinct." Under the ruling, the organization must stop oper ...

  6. File-Sharing Site Unblocked In Italy

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Access in Italy to the Swedish-based file-sharing site Pirate Bay has been unblocked. The site was blocked in August by Italy's Guardia di Finanza (Fiscal Police) in the northern Italian town of Bergamo, following a ruling by a local court. L ...

  7. Italian Internet Pirate Handed Massive Fine

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italy's Guardia di Finanza (Fiscal Police) handed out a massive fine ­estimated at 363,000 euros ($477,927 US) to an alleged pirate. On February 21, officers in Desenzano del Garda, near Brescia in northern Italy, raided the home of a 40-year ...

  8. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. LONDON -- An Italian DJ, whose identity was ...

  9. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  10. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  11. Italy's "Jolly Roger" Raids Net 7 Arrests

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F NAPLES, Italy -- Ital ...

  12. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  13. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...