The fight against piracy has scored its first big win-four Internet "pirates" pleaded guilty to Internet piracy. The pirates caught as a result of Operation Fastlink are the first victim's of this crackdown on Internet piracy in all its forms. The drive to wipe away this menace is aimed at allowing the financial credits of the brain behind the product to go to the creator. A discovered by the drive- such people/groups are called the "first providers" within the Internet piracy circle. They are the first people to get their hands on the copyrighted material who then serve as the only sources for its illegal access over the Internet.
Story first published: Friday, March 3, 2006, 17:13 [IST]