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Man arrested in illegal cinema recordings investigation

A Nottinghamshire man has been arrested on suspicion of recording newly-released films at cinemas and posting the footage on the internet. The 33-year-old was arrested, questioned and bailed pending further enquiries on Friday 18th September following a joint operation involving the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN). Officers from … Continued

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Set-top boxes seized during Walsall fraud raid

Dozens of electronic items including suspected illegal set-top boxes have been seized from a Walsall flat during a warrant this morning (30 June). The items were located after a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) into the sales of illegal set-top boxes that allow free access to subscription … Continued

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Man arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal broadcasts of Premier League matches

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested a Nottingham man this morning on suspicion of selling devices that allow pubs to illegally broadcast Premier League football matches on a Saturday afternoon. Detectives from the City of London Police-unit arrested the man, 40, at his home in Newark, following a referral from the Federation Against … Continued

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Four arrested in UK piracy crackdown

THE GLOBAL fight against piracy came to the West Midlands this morning (Friday 1 February) when police raided four addresses along with investigators from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).               FACT, which represents members who create and distribute films, TV programmes and sports broadcasts, joined police officers from … Continued

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Two arrested in eBay counterfeit TV Box-set clampdown

Two people, a man aged 30 years and a woman aged 32 years, have been arrested in Cheltenham in a targeted operation against sellers of counterfeit goods on eBay. Gloucestershire Trading Standards, South West Scambusters and Gloucestershire Police, acting on information supplied by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’), executed a warrant at an address … Continued

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Penryn raid nets counterfeit films and music

Large quantities of counterfeit films, music and computer games have been seized by Cornwall Trading Standards from a property in Penryn. Officers from Cornwall Trading Standards, the Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) entered a private residence in the Penryn area after receiving information that counterfeit DVD’s were being distributed from the premises. … Continued