New unit to tackle online piracy and counterfeit crime

FACT welcomes the creation of a new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime which has been announced by Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger and City of London Police Commissioner, Adrian Leppard today.

The unit will be dedicated to tackling online piracy and other forms of intellectual property crime such as counterfeit goods.

It will be one of the first units of its kind in the world, ensuring that the UK stays at the forefront of intellectual property enforcement

Kieron Sharp, FACT Director General, said “This is a major step forward in tackling serious criminal activity in the UK and internationally that is harming the jobs of those in the creative industries and further investment in the UK as home to one of the world’s most important creative sectors.

“We already work closely with the City of London Police and look forward to assisting them in this new initiative.”

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