Ukrainian Cyber Police Raids OneMov Operator for Copyright Infringement

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A 24-year-old man who is behind OneMov and ten other pirate websites have been nabbed by the Vasylkivsky police department assisted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine.

According to the official statement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine, a cyber-police raid was carried out the accused was nabbed.

The Ministry of Affairs revealed in an official statement “In his apartment, the system unit of a personal computer containing an electronic control panel of the site was removed. In addition, a router was found that was used to administer the specified web resource and bank cards, which included funds from advertising on the specified site.”

OneMov is an international torrent website that allowed access to pirated content. The website have been active in Ukraine for years and its operator allegedly handles a total of 11 websites.

It will be recalled that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has called out the Ukrainian government’s agencies for using pirated software and not taking measures to prevent the rampant piracy in the country. This action is a welcome development to put an end to this menace.

The operator will be investigated under the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Part 3, Article 176 – Infringement of Copyright and Related Rights) and can be handed up to a six-year prison sentence.

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