[Watch Video] Europol has supported a massive crackdown on illegal IPTV distributors in an operation in Bulgaria.
Law enforcement authorities from 18 EU Member States and third parties in a joint investigation with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre, facilitated by Eurojust and Interpol, have seized over 30,506 domain names that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during operation IOS X.
Eurojust, Europol and the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA), representing the industry of protected audiovisual content, have joined forces to improve the sharing of expertise to tackle audio-visual piracy via IPTV networks.
The Premier League, and national police in Spain, Denmark and Europol worked together in an international anti-piracy operation resulting in five arrests and uncovering a complex, international illegal IPTV business.
Europol and the Spanish Police have arrested six individuals in a big hit to illegal streaming TV networks, that were offered at over 14,000 points of sale.
The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Europol has part of the two organisations’ on-going fight against audiovisual piracy.