Ex-Fox Workers Targeted In Piracy Case

Federal authorities are bringing criminal charges against five men and one woman formerly employed by Fox Cable Networks after an investigation indicated that the group uploaded movies, games and soft

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Federal authorities are bringing criminal charges against five men and one woman formerly employed by Fox Cable Networks after an investigation indicated that the group uploaded movies, games and software onto a Fox computer network and illegally distributed the content.

Agents from the U.S. Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation say the six former Fox workers--some of whom were full-time employees, others consultants--operated a "warez group."

Those who participate in such groups not only allow the distribution of copyrighted material illegally but compete worldwide in an effort to establish their reputations as providers of quality, albeit pirated, goods.
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.