Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 08 August 2014 11:48

Proxy site owner arrested in UK

Written by Nick Farrell



Helping people get onto blocked sites

It looks like the UK coppers are coming down hard on those who run umbrella proxy sites.

The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of running an ‘umbrella' proxy service that connected users with otherwise blocked sites. Ironically he was living in Nottingham which is famous for Robin Hood style activities like this one.

The arrest is part of Operation Creative which is designed to cut down piracy in the UK. PIPCU, DCI Andy Fyfe said that the operation highlights how PIPCU, working in partnership with the creative and advertising industries is targeting every aspect of how copyrighting material is illegally being made available to internet users.

"We will come down hard on people believed to be committing or deliberately facilitating such offences," Fyfe said.

Last month PIPCU began hacking into suspect sites and posting advertising banners with a warning about illegal content and piracy.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments