Online piracy is a massive challenge for all economies which depend on their creative industries, hurting publishers' and authors' income, employees' jobs and governments' tax revenues.
In the UK, a new, dedicated police unit is tackling online IP crime with impressive results. The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is targeting websites which are actively engaged in copyright violation, disrupting pirates' businesses and cutting off their revenue streams.
The IPA spoke to Andy Fyfe, Head of PIPCU, about the unit's work. You can read our interview with him here.