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PIPCU goes after dodgy box seller in latest piracy crackdown

Although most pirates that organisations like the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) go after tend to be uploaders, seeders and platform providers, there is a more real world group that they want to crack down on too: the sellers of pirating hardware. Boxes that give you free access to …

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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 …

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Major alleged UFC and WWE pirate arrested

A British man from Leicestershire has been arrested on suspicion of being one of the most proflific pirates of WWE wrestling and UFC MMA events. Reportedly his uploads have been downloaded several million times and he alone has uploaded more than three terabytes of data. This means, according to PIPCU, …

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46 year old arrested in Karaoke torrent sting

Although anti-piracy efforts tend to be mostly focused on tackling those that upload and download Hollywood’s big, blockbuster movies, they do have other interests too. For example, Karaoke, which along with almost every form of entertainment has been digitised in the past decade, which means it’s rife with piracy as …

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Piracy Crime Unit PIPCU secures funding until 2017

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is a government funded organisation dedicated to clamping down on intellectual property and copyright infringements, most notably online piracy. It’s been in operation for a few years now and clearly the government is pleased with its progress, as it’s now …

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Is piracy policing contributing to drop in media sales?

Earlier today we looked at a press releases from PIPCU, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), which jointly announced that they’d been responsible for shutting down thousands of pirated sites, blocking others and even bringing criminal charges to bear against some of those …

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Torrentz.eu is back, just one day after domain takedown

Yesterday saw the internet hold their hands over their hearts and bow their heads in remembrance, as Torrentz.eu, one of Europe’s biggest torrent search sites was downed by a request to its Polish domain registrar from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). However, just 24 hours later, the site …

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Torrentz.eu downed by UK IP crime unit

The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) hasn’t been around very long, having only been formed in September 2013, but it’s been making waves since its arrival, shutting down torrent and streaming search sites by the bucket load. It doesn’t do it with legal precedent mind you, it just …

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UK government wants permanent piracy watchdog

Last year the British government created a new organisation designed with tackling online piracy, called the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and since then it’s gone after file lockers and torrent sites, in an attempt to make it much harder to view copyright protected content without permission. While initially …

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