Two people have been arrested in Leicestershire for illegally broadcasting television services.
Police executed a warrant at a house in Oadby yesterday, Monday, November 29, as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming.
A 33-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman have been arrested for copyright infringement by disclosing works, police said.
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Officers seized various equipment which they said was used to illegally broadcast pay television services via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
The two have since been released under investigation, but police crackdown continues.
The force confirmed that it has now closed the IPTV service.
Agents also entered the online platform to deactivate illegal feeds and display an on-screen message to users warning them of other illegal feeds.
Detective Constable Aaron Horn, from the Leicestershire Police Cybercrime Unit, said: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to remind our communities that it is illegal to provide or access any material. copyright protected via illegitimate IPTV services.
“We will continue to work with colleagues from organizations that provide legitimate pay television services to crack down on those who break the law.”
Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), added: “We are delighted to support this action taken by the Leicestershire Police, which sends a clear message not only to those facilitating this illegal activity, but also to those who choose to consume content in This way.
“Providing illegal streaming services is a serious crime and consumers who pay for these services should know that they are giving their money directly to criminals. “
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