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Postby Paul ZKTV » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:38 am ... boxes.aspx ... 6388675584
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have today, 23 March, arrested a man in east London as part of an operation to tackle the sale of TV set top boxes which have been illegally modified to stream pay-per-view channels.

The co-ordinated activity, which was supported by colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service, resulted in the execution of two search warrants at a business premises in Walthamstow and a home address in Hornchurch where a 38 year old man was arrested on suspicion of making/supplying articles for use in fraud, conspiracy to defraud, and two further offences contrary to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act and Proceeds of Crime Act. He was further arrested for possessing a Class B drug.

Officers have also seized over 500 Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) set top boxes which are suspected to be illegally modified to allow access to subscription only channels. Further items seized include computer hardware and financial documentation.

The intelligence led investigation was launched by PIPCU following a referral received from a broadcaster in early February 2016 indicating that modified IPTV boxes were being sold on the internet and from a shop in Walthamstow. Detailed enquiries into web based sales of suspected illegal set top boxes were then commenced.

Officers at PIPCU will be ordering the vendor to take the appropriate action to remove any illegal set top boxes from online sales sites. If the items continue to be sold online, then action will be taken to suspend the site by working closely with Nominet, the UK’s central registry for all .uk domains. This remains protocol for any site in breach of the Copyright and Trade mark Act. ... 7388372992



The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has arrested six individuals suspected of being involved in the supply of 'pirate' set-top boxes configured to obtain free TV from the Internet. The operation, targeting the north of England, was carried out in conjunction with the Federation Against Copyright Theft.

UK Police Charged Man of Circumventing Pirate Site Blockade

British police has charged an individual for operating proxy websites and services that enabled British users to circumvent local pirate website blockades. It is the first time that the UK resident is charged with fraud offenses and a count of converting and/or transferring criminal property.
Now the police formally announced the charges of fraud and converting and/or transferring criminal property in relation to the operation of The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrent proxies. As such, the now 22-year old student potentially risks a long time in jail: he can get up to 5 years for possession of articles for use in fraud and 10 years for supplying them. Converting and/or transferring criminal property is money laundering, which can result in 14 years in jai ... ade-16032/
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