British Police Arrested Another “Pirate”Added: Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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The British Police arrested a man suspected of running streaming services providing unauthorized access to subscription-only sports TV services. This arrest is already the third one for the UK Police in the streaming sector.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit seems to have become one of the most active anti-piracy outfits, though it is only one year old. The agency employs various strategies in its fight with “pirates”: they write to domain registrars to threaten them and work with advertisers to choke the revenues of infringing websites. Aside from this, the unit also relies on old-fashioned police work: it arrested several people in the country and shut down dozens of domains – mostly torrent site proxies.
The outfit is very interested in piracy of TV-destined material, particularly that involving live sports. This week, a 27-year-old man in Manchester was arrested, alleged to have operated a series of websites providing access to subscription-only TV services. The police explained that the domains were sports-focused, and taking into account the premium pay TV landscape in Britain, it seemed probable that they infringed the rights of content owners. However, no details have been confirmed yet.
Although it is unknown how popular the streaming service was, the agency called the size of the operation they shut down yesterday “industrial”. They also claimed they seized a dozen of computer servers streaming global sports, while the site operator was arrested and taken for questioning.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit claimed that the recent operation marked the 3rd arrest in relation to online streaming. Apparently, this should send out a strong message that the police are after people who knowingly commit or facilitate online copyright violation. The spokesperson pointed out that not only is there a significant harm to industry, but it is also unfair that other people work hard to afford their subscription-only TV services, while pirates just cheat the system.
The police refused to disclose the names of the targeted websites, so it is hard to assess the significance of the operation at the moment. But given that police are usually quick to seize the domains of the targeted services, the signs of that are expected to surface within the next few days, and the industry observers will get a chance to conduct a detailed assessment of the shutdown.
Indeed, this arrest is the third one that involved a streaming website operator in the country. For example, in April they arrested the operator of BoxingGuru.co.uk, boxingguru.eu, boxingguru.tv and nutjob.eu, and in May police had the domain of the Cricfree.tv streaming portal suspended. In the latter case, the site operator managed to bring the website back under a new domain. The latest arrest was also the first one since the arrest of a torrent site proxy operator a month ago.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Sunday, September 7th, 2014
|posted by (2014-09-07 16:00:05)|
|i do not believe anything...until I see with my own eyes...lol.... stream the event video of arrest|
|when sky sports are charging over £40 a month for just 5 channels and a extra £10 if you want them in HD,Box Nation £12 a month and BT sports £10 a month and PPVs £15 each can you blame people streaming.If anybody is stealing it's Cable not the streaming services|
|Maybe they should arrest the members of the pakastani community who raped,abused,drugged children too?|
Oh silly me thats not important as online streaming is it?
|The simple solution is capped rated Internet charges and premium rate for those having the full package should entitle you to unlimited downloads for real and included anything the end users wishes to watch or hear since that is what most believe from the unlimited download BS put out by all the cable companies,then the liability for copyright can go to the cable companies who can use a proportion of the users exorbitant fee to pay off copyrights globally.|
@3 makes a good point not as far as Pakastani`s since not all are pervy pedo`s as not all Muslims are rapists etc,but inso much as the £2.5 M cyber fund could have been spent on policing in the real world for those not in a position to defend themselves from real criminals and crime.
|The biggest source is wiziwig tv having millions of traffic per day and alexa at 2k only|
they cant get to him might be he is anonymous
|Why do the British kiss butt with the Yanks over downloading is my question!! As if the film companies never make a dime. Any of the movies I download never show up in my local theater, so why not download the good stuff off of sites like this. All American movie makes put out is smut, sex, blow em up, shoot em up movies. Plastic people with loads of make up and the perfect hair. Nothing is real!! so people go on these torrent sites looking for better movies, better ideas.|
|Agree with the above comment|
|posted by (2014-09-08 12:04:02)|
|they can't arrest members of the muslim community who abuse ,rape and drugged young children because it would be racist. @ SiLvErDuSt .........source youtube|
|"when sky sports are charging over £40 a month for just 5 channels and a extra £10 if you want them in HD,Box Nation £12 a month and BT sports £10 a month and PPVs £15 each can you blame people streaming.If anybody is stealing it's Cable not the streaming services"|
|i agree with number 3,human life is worthless but if big buisiness is loosing money the police use every resource.i think the point people are trying to make is there are some serious crimes the police should be putting there resources into not chasing us watching the odd movie,we never raped or killed anyone|
|#6&7 You are both fkn IDIOTS. You know why you suck our d!cks? Because we are FKN AWESOME! Go get a tan and get those snaggle teeth fixed. Soccer SUCKS!||
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