I've just been reading a thread on Reddit where a guy was doing his nut at not being able to get his fix of 1970's Nigerian disco...
"It is this Thursday, November 17th that the Gendarmerie Nationale, and more specifically the military of the center of fight against the digital criminals (C3N), has seized the servers mails, irc and trackers of the tracker torrent private What.cd. In short, a nice nest of data that the investigators are analyzing. A first phase is not negligible. Even if the site is still active, it does not work anymore.
The users who used this private tracker found themselves without any connection to the three million proposed torrents (if I quickly calculate, it gives 3 million X 15 X 13 x 0,07 €, or 41 million euros of damage for the Assignees, NDR). The machines were seized in majorities in the North of France (Lille, Roubaix, Graveline ...) because hosted at OVH.
According to my information, this is a first sentence in this investigation, which began two years ago. It appears that the gendarmes were seized by SACEM. The investigation continues. The data seem to make it possible to go back to many French people and administrators, but also to the "boss" of What.cd, based in the United Kingdoms."