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Cross-national investigation and prosecution of intellectual property crimes: the example of "Operation Buccaneer"

Urbas, Gregor


"Operation Buccaneer" was the name given to a law enforcement operation against "DrinkOrDie," a highly organised but globally dispersed Internet-based software piracy group. The concerted enforcement action, led by the US Customs Service and Department of Justice, extended to several European countries and Australia. This paper contrasts the legal consequences that flowed, with numerous suspects pleading guilty in the United States, some contested prosecutions in the United Kingdom, and a sole...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Crime, Law and Social Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10611-007-9060-x


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