Police unit for online piracy established

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By Dylan Kennett and Patrick Mitchell

Lord Younger, in his capacity as intellectual property minister, has announced that a new IP police unit is to be created by September of this year.

This follows a statement made by Vince Cable and BIS made last December. The unit will focus on different forms of intellectual property-related offences, but with a specific mandate to tackle online piracy. There will be an initial funding of £2.5m over a two year period to the City of London Police in order to found the division. Lord Younger has been quoted as saying…

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