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Xtream Codes IPTV System Targeted in Massive Police Operation

Police in Italy have announced a huge anti-piracy operation against the company operating popular IPTV service management system Xtream Codes. Searches are reportedly underway in several countries including Italy, the Netherlands, France and Bulgaria, in a claimed effort to dismantle the company’s entire infrastructure. Reports of legal action and law enforcement activities against IPTV services […]

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Ukraine Cyberpolice Reveal Results of ‘Operation Pirates’

Several weeks ago the Ukrainian government announced the launch of a new campaign to crack down on online piracy. According to the country’s cyberpolice unit, 30 ‘pirate resources’ have been closed, 19 criminal proceedings are underway, with progress also reported against ‘camming’ and live TV piracy. After being regularly featured in the USTR’s ‘Priority Watch […]

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Ukrainian Cyberpolice Unit Announces Launch of “Operation Pirates”

The Ukrainian government has announced the launch of a new campaign to crack down on online piracy. According to the head of the country’s cyberpolice unit, “Operation Pirates” is set to run for a month with support from major media companies, broadcasters, and anti-piracy groups. Under pressure from entertainment industry groups and broadcasters, governments around […]

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Pirate IPTV: Police Across Europe Carry Out ‘Largest Ever’ Operation

In conjunction with Europol, police forces in Spain, UK, and Denmark, have carried out what is being described as the “largest ever” operation against a pirate IPTV network. Five people have been arrested, accused of crimes including IP violations, fraud, and money laundering. Over the past several years, consumers have been increasingly turning to ‘pirate’ […]

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Brazilian Police Shut Down Private Torrent Site in ‘Operation Copyright’

Officers from Brazil’s Federal Police have launched a broad anti-piracy operation targeting the illegal distribution of music, movies, TV shows, and games. Operation Copyright saw the execution of several warrants in five key regions. Several torrent sites are reportedly down. As part of Brazil’s Ministry of Justice, the Federal Police of Brazil (Polícia Federal) is […]