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Two arrested over bootleg CD operation

By | Published on Monday 12 May 2014


The City Of London Police’s IP Crime Unit has announced the arrest of two people in Lancashire last week over allegations that they were running a bootleg CD operation worth tens of thousands of pounds.

It’s alleged that the man and woman who have been charged sold illegally produced CDs featuring music from numerous hit artists via an online marketplace. PIPCU began its investigation into the pair after the case was referred to them by record industry trade body the BPI.

Andy Fyfe, Head of PIPCU, told reporters: “The creative industries in the UK are a real success story however intellectual property crime is costing them millions of pounds each year and is putting legitimate businesses and jobs across the industry at risk. PIPCU is committed to preventing and disrupting IP crime and will continue to work with our partners across all industries to tackle those criminals who are ripping off UK businesses across the globe”.