In an operation led by the Financial Police in cooperation with FPM (the Italian Federation against Music Piracy), 1.05 terrabytes of protected material (amounting to 121,566 protected works) were found on six computers belonging to four Italian citizens. The material had been regularly uploaded and exchanged over the internet via file-sharing networks. The operation led to the seizure of six computers, seven external hard discs and thousands of CD/DVDs. Administrative fines were also imposed, starting with a minimum amount of €12,521,298, in accordance with Article 174-bis of the Italian Copyright Law.