Andy Fyfe, the head of the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit wants a wider media debate to take place over the piracy issues that his body tries to stamp out.
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit made its second arrest of the week, placing two men from Skegness into custody under suspicion of counterfeiting software.
The recently formed, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, has arrested an individual after finding 12 computer servers used for streaming high-profile sporting events.
It is warning customers to close the window on sites that are under investigation for breaching copyright and file sharing services form the brunt of those targeted.
ITProPortal spoke to Duncan Trigg, the man behind Project Sunblock, about the new initiative to display police warnings on illegal sites. How big is the problem, and will this have any effect?
The UK counterfeit goods industry, which is worth millions of pounds per year to criminals, suffered a blow after PIPCU and the City of London Police successful shut down the sites.
City of London Police has cracked down on sites illegally hosting copyrighted content, resulting in the suspension of 40 websites.