Music Industry Piracy Investigations

  1. Vanessa Hutley To Lead Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations

    September 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT A former director at Microsoft will lead the Australian music industry's anti-piracy activities. Starting Sept. 12, Vanessa Hutley will start as General Manager of the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), where she succeeds the outgoi ...

  2. Sabiene Heindl, Head of Australia's Music Piracy Investigations, Stepping Down

    June 24, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Sabiene Heindl is leaving Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) unit this September to take duties as senior stakeholder advisor at NBN Co, the firm overseeing construction of the Australian government's proposed $44 bi ...

  3. Traffic Cops Catch CD Pirate Down Under

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST An Australian court has fined a man $12,000 Australian ($10,950) for copyright infringements after traffic police spotted illegally copied CDs and DVDs in his car. The Wagga Wagga Local Court, 450km south-west of Sydney, found Sasha Dimititijevic ...

  4. Australian Convicted For Global Piracy Operation

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne Magistrates Court has handed a criminal conviction to an Australian man who played a leading role in a global piracy operation. Mathew Zore operated a sophisticated international CD and DVD operation from Bentleigh East in Melbourne& ...

  5. Thousands Of Pirate Discs Seized Down Under

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit played its part last week in two major operations in the state of Victoria, culminating in the seizure of thousands of illegal CDs and DVDs. Acting on a tip off from the public, Victorian ...

  6. Pirate Jailed Down Under

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Sydney magistrate has sentenced a man to nine months jail for piracy offenses, the longest custodial sentence ever handed down for copyright infringement in Australia. Magistrate Pearce in the Burwood Local Court today sentenced 45-year-old Qing ...

  7. Aus Cops Seize 1 Million Pirate Asian Discs

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have confiscated an estimated one million illegally-manufactured Asian music and movie discs, in what is understood to be a record seizure of its kind in the country. Authorities made the find duri ...

  8. Aussie Internet Cafe Fined For Copyright Infringement

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST An Australian court has handed down a large fine to an Internet café which charged customers an hourly rate to download illegal music and movie files. The Interville Technology café on central Sydney's Pitt Street was fined $82,000 Australian ...

  9. Aus Cops Bust Alleged Piracy Ring

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested and charged a 36-year-old Sydney man with copyright infringement following a major anti-piracy sting. The man was bailed and will appear before the Central Local Court on May 13. Criminal penalties ...

  10. Optical Discs Seized In Aussie Raid

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT About 5,000 optical discs were confiscated in a raid Wednesday on an alleged illegal facility operating in the town of Ballina, on the northern New South Wales coast. Among the discs seized were copies of U2, Madonna and Robbie Williams CDs; illic ...

  11. Aussie Piracy Seller Fined

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Sydney outdoor market trader caught selling 200 pirated CDs and DVDs has been fined A$22,000 ($16,940). Simeona Nise Tuaopepe was convicted Tuesday (Feb. 13) of eleven criminal copyright offences in the New South Wales Local Court. His fine was ...

  12. Australian Court Issues Copyright Ruling

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Providing Web links to copyright-protected music is enough to make a site legally liable, an Australian court ruled in a case that created legal uncertainty for search engines around the world. The full bench of the Federal Court, the country' ...

  13. Aussie Web Site Guilty In Landmark C'Right Case

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry describes hyperlink ruling 'significant.' The Australian Federal Court yesterday (July 14) found a Web site guilty of copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also ...

  14. MIPI Appoints New Chief

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. For the ...

  15. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  16. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  17. KaZaA Premises In Australia Raided

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's watchdog Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) seized documents and electronic records during raids today (Feb. 6) at the Sydney offices of file-swapping service The Australian record industry's wat ...

  18. KaZaA Premises In Australia Raided

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's watchdog Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) seized documents and electronic records during raids today (Feb. 6) at the Sydney offices of file-swapping service The Australian record industry's wat ...