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Dedicated City of London Police PIPCU disrupts £719 million worth of IP crime

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) – a specialist national police unit dedicated to protecting the legitimate UK industries that produce hard goods and digital content from Intellectual Property (IP) crime – has ensured tha...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Operation Creative prevents “millions of pounds” ending up in hands of criminals

A groundbreaking police operation run by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) that disrupts illegal websites providing pirated access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Research shows that, in the last 12 months,...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit tackles digital piracy through Operation Creative

On Wednesday 11 January, officers from the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) visited organisations found to be advertising on websites involved in digital piracy. The officers focused their attentions on eight organisations including brands,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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New PIPCU-MPA partnership set to strengthen fight against online digital piracy

The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has welcomed the Music Publishers Association (MPA) as its seventh partner to join Operation Creative, the initiative designed to disrupt and prevent websites from providing unauthorised access to copyrighted...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016