Europol announced the shutdown of 30,506 Internet domain names for distributing counterfeit and pirated items as part of the ‘In Our Sites’ (IOS) operation launched in 2014. The success is the result of a joint global operation between law enforcement authorities from 18 different EU member states, the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), and with the help of the INTERPOL, Eurojust.
“Law enforcement authorities from 18 EU Member States1
The domain names were involved in the sale of illegal or counterfeit products, including counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated movies, music, software, electronics, illegal television streaming, and other bogus products.
The operation resulted in the arrest of 3 suspects, the seizure of 26 000 luxury products (clothes, perfumes), 363
” ‘In Our Sites’ (IOS), launched in 2014, is the continuation of a
Exactly one year ago, a joint operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with the help of the US IPR Center shut down more than 1 million “copyright-infringing website domain names selling counterfeit automotive parts, electrical components, personal care items and other fake goods [..]” as part of
“‘In Our Sites’ (IOS), launched in 2014, is the continuation of a
(SecurityAffairs – Op In Our Sites, Europol)