Intellectual Property | PIPCU Shuts Down Copyright-Infringing Sites

On 26th May, the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (“PIPCU”) attempted to shut down torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the internet, although within 24 hours the site was back up and running after the Torrentz legal team pointed out that the suspension was unlawful. An earlier decision by ICANN’s Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy panel concluded that a court order is required in order to take such drastic action. Continue reading