UK Government Announces New Intellectual Property Crime Unit

Earlier this month it became evident that UK police were becoming more involved in the music and movie industries’ fight against unauthorized online sharing. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) at City of London police began sending out letters to torrent and other file-sharing sites warning their operators to shut down or face legal consequences. Just a few moments ago those recent efforts fell into place with an announcement from the UK Government that it will pump cash into law enforcement to help the entertainment industries achieve their anti-piracy goals. This morning, Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger and City of London Police Commissioner, Adrian Leppard, announced the creation of a new police unit dedicated to fighting copyright infringement in the digital domain. “Intellectual property crime has long been a problem in the world of physical goods, but with the growing use of the internet, online intellectual property crime is now an increasing threat to our creative industries. These industries are worth more than £36 billion a year and employ more than 1.5 million people,” Lord Younger said. “Government and our law enforcement agencies must do all they can to protect our creative industries and the integrity of consumer goods…

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UK Government Announces New Intellectual Property Crime Unit

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 Net News

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