Violating copyright will attract criminal files for 40 Romanian users of DC++

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Romanian Music Industry Association (AIMR) announced gathering, in June, enough proves to show that 40 users of DC++ file sharing program are violating the copyright law and said it will send the files to the Police, according to Mediafax.

The people identified as using DC++ and violating copyright are from Bucureşti, Miercurea Ciuc, Craiova, Sfântu Gheorghe and some towns from Cluj, Gorj, Neamţ, Vrancea, Giurgiu, Suceava, Botoşani and Ilfov counties.

Romania is on the 1st place in top 10 countries monitorized by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), with 913 hubs active in July 2010. The following places are occupied by Italy, France, Russia, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Poland and United States.

According to the data collected by AIMR inspectors during their monitoring activities, DC++ is used daily, in Romania, by 75,000-10,000 Romanians, with spikes during the evening and at the end of the week.