Operation Targeting Facebook Piracy Launched in UKAdded: Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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A crackdown is carried out across the United Kingdom against users offering pirate and counterfeit products on Facebook. In addition, the operation also targeted “pirate” Android boxes again – and this time not just for streaming unauthorized content, but also for having "unsafe" chargers.
Facebook accounts are extremely popular in the UK and therefore became not just a place to manage social lives, but also a channel to distribute infringing material, which the authorities couldn’t like. So, the police have raided a number of locations already and are still involved in 22 Facebook investigations.
The so-called Operation Jasper is carried out by officers from police and government agencies, who target “criminals” exploiting social media to commit copyright theft and sell dangerous and counterfeit products.
The results are following: a dozen of various addresses have been raided, though no reports of any arrests emerged thus far. 4,300 Facebook listings and 20 profiles were removed, over 200 warning letters and 24 cease and desist letters have been sent to alleged copyright infringers on Facebook.
Aside from the usual counterfeit goods like t-shirts and mobile devices, the authorities also targeted “pirate” Android “streaming” boxes, saying they allow the illegal streaming of movies and sports channels and are supplied with unsafe mains chargers.
Overall, social media has become the “channel of choice” for online pirate activity in the United Kingdom. Indeed, within the past few months, a number of the leading torrent services, including us, had Facebook accounts suspended on copyright infringement grounds.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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