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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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Arrests News Prosecutions

PSNI seize 50 TV streaming devices in raids

Detectives from Belfast Criminal Investigation Branch investigating organised criminality have carried out 18 searches across Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dundonald and Banbridge in conjunction with HMRC and FACT – the UK’s leading intellectual property protection organisation.

News Prosecutions

Bootle Licensee Ordered to Pay Over £15,000 for Illegal Sky Use

A Merseyside licensee has been found guilty of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky.

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