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4 arrests in illegal streaming crackdown

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police and its partners have executed a series of raids across the country as part of a crackdown on the supply of illegal streaming services. Officers searched four premises in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stoke and four people were arrested on suspicion of involvement […]

March 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Arrest in Scottish IP theft case

Following an intelligence-led operation between Police Scotland and Sky, a 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with intellectual property theft. Officers attended a property in Clydebank and arrested a man in relation to the distribution of illegal IPTV services, which provide unauthorised access to pay-TV content. “This was an intelligence-led, multi-agency operation […]

February 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Scotland: Illegal streaming arrest

Police Scotland has made an arrest following an operation to tackle illegal television streaming. Officers executed a search warrant at a property in Millennium Court Glasgow and seized a number of items in relation to copyright crime. A 49 year-old man was arrested and charged with offences under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  […]

June 13, 2022By Colin Mann

UK agencies target illegal streaming operation

Trading Standards Scotland, Police Scotland and the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have joined forces to target a major illegal distributor of premium TV content. The distributor, based in the West of Scotland, is believed to have provided illegal access to premium TV, sports and movie content to dozens of separate […]

October 5, 2020By Colin Mann