Police have arrested 10 people in a series of raids across Europe designed to crack down on file-sharing.
Police targeted 48 sites in countries including Britain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary.
Five of the arrests were in Belgium and the others were made in Norway and Sweden.
The suspects are the alleged leaders of four illegal file-sharing networks and they have been charged with hacking, piracy and computer fraud.
In Sweden, seven premises were raided including PRQ, which is believed to host Pirate Bay and whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.
Police made clear that the raids were unconnected to WikiLeaks.
Co-ordinated by Belgian police, the operation was the culmination of a two-year investigation.
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