|The UK police have arrested a 35-year-old trying to sell the movie Brotherhood on the dark web. The man is suspected of offering the follow-up to the successful Kidulthood and Adulthood prior to its official release.
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is known in the United Kingdom for its activities aimed at tackling online pirates, including torrent and streaming websites and other file-sharing sources. It seems that now they turned to a more focused action and announced the arrest of a man who allegedly offered a movie for sale on the dark web.
The suspect is accused of offering Brotherhood, the Lionsgate-distributed sequel to Kidulthood and Adulthood, which is still showing in theatres in the country after its late August release. The local anti-piracy outfit Entura International detected the illegal copy and passed its information to the police. As a result, the police arrested the individual on suspicion of copyright offenses.
So far, it is not clear why the police sprang into action for a single movie, even the unreleased for official retail yet – before, PIPCU was only involved in much bigger operations. It is also unclear which type of copy was made available. According to police, counterfeit goods were seized from the suspect’s address during the raid, which might mean a bigger operation than it looks like.
The UK government estimates that the creative industries contribute £84.1 billion to the UK economy, so its protection is important, especially because hundreds of thousands of jobs rely on it, and the money obtained by pirates may fund organized crime groups that can also be involved in people and drug trafficking. The 35-year-old has been released on police bail until January.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
|he gets the movie for nothing and then sells it online.....what a knob !|
|He probably tried to sell it on darkweb.MI5... co.uk |
Bless his dumbass for trying though, and he could of at least dropped a copy off here first, hahhahha, o dear me.....
|Sharing good, him stupid. Im sure he will have time to think on his error.|
|posted by (2016-11-27 03:34:09)|
|"pride goeth before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction"|
|posted by (2016-11-27 04:25:54)|
|Just curious... Someone who downloads a movie gets a year in prison.... Yet every day, a trillion people do it, not to mention NSA doing it every second of every day by default... What does this add up to?|
|@clob W.W.3 lol|
|posted by (2016-11-27 16:48:56)|
|i live in indonesia, free to pirate also free to sell it lmao|
|I'm moving to indonesia!!|
|posted by (2016-11-30 09:40:45)|
|even though what virghozt said is true .. there is a better country to become a pirate, china ...|
|I m from india....i think why govt ban on this....|
In hindi---are bhai jb film hi tik ni benate to hall khon jayega be....
I think or sure torrent much help seller and buyers
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