The statement from the police is worrying, as it makes it clear who was in charge - an unaccountable trade organisation. Surely a criminal investigation should have been led by the police?
And as this was a straightforward case of copyright infringement, why was it prosecuted as a criminal case rather than a civil case?
When a multi-billion pound company knowingly infringes another’s intellectual property or copyright on a massive scale for profit it is brought to court as a civil case. But when an individual infringes copyright not for personal gain it is a criminal matter.