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    Arrow Australian pirates nabbed

    16 April 2008 Australian Federal Police have arrested two men in relation to an alleged syndicate producing illegal pay-TV encryption cards.
    The two men have been charged with making, distributing and selling fake cards following an investigation which lasted six months. Also found and seized along with hundreds of fake cards were set-top boxes.

    Ten search warrants had been issued against alleged perpetrators in the eastern states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

    They have been charged with making, distributing and selling fake smart cards or ‘gamma’ cards, which allow people to access the Foxtel and Austar pay television networks without a subscription.

    CEO of Australia's major metropolitan digital-TV platform Foxrtel, Kim Williams, said: “FOXTEL welcomes the moves by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to combat piracy of STV. Today's actions by the AFP send a clear message to the Australian public that piracy of STV is a serious crime, it is theft and will be treated accordingly. FOXTEL supports criminal penalties being applied to those who are found guilty of engaging in such illegal piracy activity.”

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    It's all very exciting in Oz at the moment with the people selling preprogrammed gamma cards getting caught and dreambox images time bombing!

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    Most of the information being released on this subject goes back years to the Ir***1 gold card systems.
    There maintaining that 50.000 gamma cards have been sold, at prices ranging from $400 to $650 per card.. The numbers are highly exaggerated I would doubt it would amount to any more then 500 sellers cards.

    The DIY gamma thing died months ago, these figures are only concerned with "sellers" gamma cards, which reportedly allowed people to watch the full bouquet of Ird**o 2
    transmissions, from both foxtell and austar programming.

    This raid was also concerned with very small time card share operations, and a number of computers have also been seized
    regards from OZ bassett



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