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Intellectual property crime is estimated to cost the UK economy at least £1.3 billion per year in lost profits and taxes (Intellectual Property Crime Report 2013/14) but it is difficult to give a precise figure on the scale.

Across the industry there are numerous reports looking into the scale of IP crime and so we have listed some of the headline reports and their findings below.

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£13,000 recovered from convicted trader after re-offending

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) has secured the repayment of more than £13,000 from William Marston, a convicted trader, after he had evaded payment for over two years.

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Licensee ordered to pay £6,000 for illegal Sky Sports

On Wednesday 19th September, Mark Clennell, the Designated Premises Supervisor of The Wheatsheaf in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, [1], was convicted in his absence of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable charge. Sky Sports … Continued

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