Over 40,000 television channels, movies and series were used to generate an estimated USD17mn of illegal profit.
A gang working in Spain stole EUR3mn from its victims, whilst a Romanian gang took EUR500,000 from Austrian bank accounts.
Copyright infringement is not a victimless crime, and the heavy hand of the law is being used to keep it in check.
Taiwanese gangsters face extradition to mainland China, where the penalties for telecoms fraud are severe.
When Europeans want to remove their personal history from the internet, how much control should they have over editing?