Kent man arrested for DVD piracy | Caravan park was base for manufacturing

A partnership effort has led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of producing counterfeit DVD’s.Working with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) the Kent Police Island Neighbourhood Team executed a warrant at a caravan park in Plough Lane, Minster on Friday (29 September). The officers seized 14 DVD burners, a colour printer along with 20 boxes of DVD cases, blank DVDs and a large quantity of DVDs ready for sale.It is thought that equipment and materials seized are capable of being used to produce over 1,000 illegal DVDs a day.

A 34-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of producing counterfeit DVD’s and  he has been bailed to Sittingbourne police station pending further enquiries.

Raymond Leinster, FACT Director General, said “Film piracy across the UK is a crime that is attracting those who wish to pursue a criminal lifestyle and make substantial profits from their illegal activities. We would like to thank Kent Police for their continued endeavours to target those engaged in such activities.”

Sgt Neil Kimber “We will attempt to promote a feeling of protection to local retailers of the Isle of Sheppey. The illegal sales of counterfeit goods have financial implications for those who are trying to make an honest living. People engaged in these counterfeiting offences quite often do not realise that all the offences carry a sentence of 10 years imprisonment.

Latest Content

News

Content creators Jakidale and Arianna Chieli shine a light on the dangers of Illegal streaming

Italian families are increasingly at risk as new research shows that 47 per cent of families illegally streaming have seen extreme or explicit pop-ups. More than 1000 Italian parents with children up to 16 years of age were interviewed A new campaign from FACT, one of Europe’s leading associations for the protection of intellectual property, … Continued

News Sky Business

Hereford Licensee ordered to pay over £6,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports

On Tuesday 22nd March 2022, Mr. Michael Hudson of the Prince of Wales public house, Walford Road, Ross on Wye 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 is … Continued

News Prosecutions

Illicit streaming fraudsters jailed

FACT instigated investigation leads to over 10 years total prison sentences  Hampshire County Council Trading Standards and FACT have welcomed a successful outcome in the courts relating to the illegal streaming of copyright material. Following a detailed investigation led by the County Council’s Trading Standards officers working in collaboration with FACT  and National Trading Standards, … Continued

News

FACT’s anti-piracy and content protection work in 2021

2021 was another busy year for FACT’s content protection team! From the first conviction of its type in the UK to a summer road trip serving cease and desist notices, we continue to protect content by disrupting illegal activity and holding those responsible to account. With separate convictions and sentences seen in 2021 for the … Continued