Home / Channel / PIPCU arrests British man over pirate uploads

PIPCU arrests British man over pirate uploads

Although most lobby groups seem to have decided against the idea of prosecuting individual downloaders, if for no other reason that the costly lawsuits don't really perturb other pirates, they do still go after uploaders. One man in the UK has found that out all to well, after the 38 year-old was arrested at his home, accused of being a heavy uploader to sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents – despite the fact that they remained blocked by most ISPs.

The man in question wasn't a big movie uploader however, as most pirates taken down by the police are, but a music sharer. The seeder was said to be responsible for uploading regular UK top-40 single packs to various sites, as well as offering those same tracks on his own website, along with acapellea versions.

“Today’s operation in Liverpool demonstrates how PIPCU are prepared to travel nationwide in the pursuit of those suspected of being involved in the illegal distribution of content online,” said City of London Police Detective Inspector, Mick Dodge (via TorrentFreak).

Pictured: Not PIPCU

Although he went on to parrot the age old lines that piracy “costs” the music industry millions of pounds per year, the head of litigation at anti-piracy lobby group PRS for Music, Simon Bourn, had more of an olive branch approach to the arrest, suggesting perhaps that sites should get in touch for a chance at legitimate operation instead.

“We’re committed to partnering with PIPCU to enforce against illegal services that are not willing to work with us towards a legitimate licensed model, and which continue to exploit our members’ work without permission,” he said.

Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru Says: As much as the lobby groups will want to tout this as a major victory, its impact on the upload scene will be temporary at best.

Become a Patron!

Check Also

EKWB Whistleblower Dan Henderson speaks to KitGuru

Following on from our recent interview with EKWB's CEO, Leo is now getting the other side of the story, straight from Dan Henderson himself, the one who initially acted as the 'whistleblower' for EKWB's internal issues.


  1. he uploaded top 40 singles packs?? so people were getting MP3s that are overplayed on Radioand TV and freely available on youtube to share on facebook etc etc you can even install an addon to your browser that enables you to download youtube music videos as MP3 seems a bit of a PR exercise to show they’re still tough on pirates, the ISP blocks don’t work! 😀

  2. downloading is fine. Uploading however is not.

  3. yeah, it just seems they’re doing PR exercise to remind people that it’s still illegal, meanwhile the same content is freely available everywhere else, really youtube is one of the biggest sources for downloads from full movies to mp3s of full albums

  4. MAKE $97/h_&_MORE_by GOOGLE

    WORK AT EXTRAORDINARY HOME REPORT………After earning an average of 19952 Dollars monthly,I’m finally getting 98 Dollars an hour,just working 4-5 hours daily online….It’s time to take some action and you can join it too.It is simple,dedicated and easy way to get rich.Three weeks from now you will wishyou have started today – I promise!….HERE I STARTED-TAKE A LOOK AT….dlo…..

    ➤➤➤➤ http://googleonlinejobsnetworksharingtopplace/start/earning/…. ⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛