Thursday, 7 August 2014

PIPCU arrests Immunicity owner; releases him on bail

UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested the 20-year old man today who is said to be running Immunicity, the proxy server that allows users to bypass ISP level blocks to access infringing content.

“The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has arrested a man in Nottingham on suspicion of running an ‘umbrella’ website providing access to other websites which have been subject to legal blocking orders”, announced PIPCU in a news release.

The unnamed man was arrested in Nottingham and was later released on bail. PIPCU said that the man voluntarily handed out names of the sites and related web pages and all of them now show a police warning banner.

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