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Dutch pirate IPTV service taken down

Policing agency Europol has supported the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) in taking down an illegal IPTV service serving over 1 million users across Europe. A series of raids were carried out across the Netherlands on May 23rd as part of an illegal streaming crackdown. The officers from the FIOD searched properties in […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Europol operation shuts down pirate websites

Law enforcement agencies from 27 countries participated in the 13th edition of Operation In Our Sites between May and November 2022, a Europol-coordinated operation to take down websites offering counterfeit goods or involved in online piracy. The recurring operation, which is supported by Eurojust and Interpol targets, investigates and seizes websites hosting a variety of […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Spanish police in major piracy takedown

Agents from Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police), in a joint operation with Europol, have dismantled a criminal network that allegedly distributed audiovisual content illegally to more than 500,000 users in several European countries. The four individuals arrested operated from Malaga and used various web pages to advertise subscription packages made up of more than 2,600 […]

November 17, 2022By Colin Mann

AAPA announces 5th anti-piracy awards

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2022 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative which supports the fight against audiovisual piracy. These are the fifth such awards and were presented during at the Europol Intellectual Property Crime conference in Rome. The winner of the 2022 […]

October 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Piracy thrives in pandemic

The latest Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, produced jointly between Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveals that the distribution of counterfeit goods has been thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis has presented new opportunities for trade in counterfeit and pirated products, and criminals have adjusted their business models to […]

March 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Inter-agency cooperation takes down piracy network

An alleged criminal network of copyright infringing hackers, mainly responsible for pirating movies and hosting illegal digital contents worldwide, has been dismantled in a coordinated action between US authorities and their counterparts in 18 countries around the world, with Eurojust and Europol support. Over 60 servers were taken down in North America, Europe and Asia […]

August 27, 2020By Colin Mann

Spanish Police take down pirate service

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has dismantled a large criminal network illegally distributing audio-visual content in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and laundering the criminal proceeds. The investigation, supported by Europol and Eurojust, also involved law enforcement authorities from Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, the United […]

June 11, 2020By Colin Mann