UK man arrested for wrestling piracy
March 18, 2015
By Colin Mann
A man from the East Midlands of the UK – believed to be one of the Internet’s biggest illegal uploaders of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) content – has been arrested by detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).
The 55-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Coalville, Leicestershire by officers from the City of London Police unit early March 18th.
The man is believed to be one of the Internet’s biggest offenders for illegally uploading copyrighted wrestling and mixed martial arts content to peer-to-peer and user generated content sites and is responsible for uploading more than 3.2 terabytes of data, which is the equivalent of more than 3,000 videos.
It is estimated these files have had more than 2 million downloads and been shared thousands of times, which is costing the industry millions of pounds.