Copyright and the Police

Two incidents caught my eye today:

This one, where all the equipment in a datacenter belong to Core IP Networks LLC was seized, allegedly to help police determine the source of a movie leak.

And this one, where the RCMP shut down a record shop in Ottawa, for allegedly selling bootleg records (although police only found 5 rare bootlegs out of over 200,000 items for sale - and there's a big difference between sourcing a rare bootleg of a concert and mass producing and selling copyrighted material).

At least in the 2nd case, the police were polite.