You thought the Czech Academy of Sciences was focused on funding magnetostratigraphic studies of cenozoic volcanics (didn’t you?), but it seems it was all a giant front for music piracy. Well, kind of. Okay, so the Academy is kosher, but it was the unwitting host of a server holding up to 4 terabytes of pre-release music for illegal sharing online. A private company had rented the server in one of the Academy’s data centres. Anyway, the Czech police have just shut it down, with the help of the IFPI. It’s the latest such service to be taken down, following OiNK and Demonoid among others.

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