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Operation Safehaven

Building off the success in Operation Buccaneer, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, in conjunction with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") Cyber Crimes Center, conducted a 15 month investigation called Operation Safehaven, which targeted additional significant Internet software piracy groups. In April 2003, the investigation culminated with the simultaneous execution of over 20 search warrants nationwide, resulting in the capture of many well-known and prolific members of the online piracy community and the seizure of thousands of pirated CDs and DVDs, plus dozens of computers and servers, including the largest warez site seized in the United States to date.

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