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£16,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs seized by police in Inverness

Counterfeit DVDs worth £16,000 have been seized by police in Inverness. The intelligence-led operation with officers from the community investigation unit of Police Scotland’s Highland and Islands Division seized over 800 fake copyright DVDs from an Inverness address. Police worked closely with Highland Council Trading Standards officers and investigators from FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) for the successful outcome. … Continued

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Counterfeit DVDs seized in joint operation between Police Scotland and FACT

A joint operation, led by officers from Police Scotland and involving officers from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), has resulted in the seizure of thousands of counterfeit DVDs in Shawlands, Glasgow. Around 1040 hours on Friday 7 November 2014, officers acting under warrant, entered an industrial unit in Waverly Street, Glasgow and recovered film … Continued

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Man arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal broadcasts of Premier League matches

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested a Nottingham man this morning on suspicion of selling devices that allow pubs to illegally broadcast Premier League football matches on a Saturday afternoon. Detectives from the City of London Police-unit arrested the man, 40, at his home in Newark, following a referral from the Federation Against … Continued

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Four arrested in UK piracy crackdown

THE GLOBAL fight against piracy came to the West Midlands this morning (Friday 1 February) when police raided four addresses along with investigators from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).               FACT, which represents members who create and distribute films, TV programmes and sports broadcasts, joined police officers from … Continued

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Penryn raid nets counterfeit films and music

Large quantities of counterfeit films, music and computer games have been seized by Cornwall Trading Standards from a property in Penryn. Officers from Cornwall Trading Standards, the Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) entered a private residence in the Penryn area after receiving information that counterfeit DVD’s were being distributed from the premises. … Continued