Rochdale DVD factory raided

Police in Heywood, Greater Manchester have raided a pirate DVD factory and arrested a 42 year-old man.

The factory was located in a private house and contained 40 DVD burners, three computers, printers and over 6,000 counterfeit DVDs. In addition, £5,000 in cash was seized from the premises.

The operation was part of an intelligence based operation by Greater Manchester Police, assisted by Rochdale Trading Standards. The man arrested has been bailed to return in September.

The seized equipment and product has been taken by FACT to be examined at its Forensic facility. Due to the sophisticated nature of this operation, FACT will be taking over the prosecution of this case.

Categories

Latest News

News Prosecutions

Pub fined £24k for showing Sky Sports illegally

A Huddersfield licensee has pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. Casa Events Ltd, premises licensee of The Casa, Huddersfield, was fined £2,500 on each offence, plus ordered to pay a £200 victim surcharge and costs … Continued

News

What you need to do about newly discovered computer chip flaws

A new security threat has been revealed, putting virtually all devices at risk. Apparently, there are a set of security flaws on nearly all computers with chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMC) and ARM.

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.