Why Did UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT Get Computers From A Criminal Investigation… And Keep Them?

It seems troubling enough that private industry reps were allowed to be so closely involved in a criminal investigation where they have clear bias, but it gets worse. The police seized various computers and equipment as part of arresting the Vickerman’s, and then allowed FACT employees to inspect the computers and the information found on them — which, again seems to be granting way too much access to a private group. Then things got even more bizarre: the police gave a bunch of the equipment to FACT to allow FACT to continue to examine the equipment.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090706/1713445461.shtml

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