UK man arrested for suspected music counterfeiting
The first raids on a suspected music counterfeiter since Britain boosted its
maximum jail term for copyright infringement to ten years, took place in the
North East of England last month.
A house and a shop in Sunderland were raided in actions instigated by record
label music cops who ultimately involved authentic local police officers.
The man arrested could now face charges under the Copyright, Designs &
Patents Act (1988), the Trade Marks Act (1994) and the Trade Descriptions
Just two days before the raid, the Copyright, etc, and Trade Marks (Offences
and Enforcement) Act 2002 became UK law, bringing sentences for copyright
offences into line with those for trade mark offences - the maximum sentence
for both offences now being ten years' imprisonment.
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