British Government insists Police Anti-Piracy Unit Will Be Funded Beyond June 2019

British Government insists Police Anti-Piracy Unit Will Be Funded Beyond June 2019

A report from a UK tabloid, which suggests that funding for the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit might be in question, has been refuted by the Intellectual Property Office. The paper claims that the unit might be funded by industry players but commitments had “fallen through”. The IPO says that there are no such plans and it intends to continue funding the unit.

Leading African Anti-Piracy Group Set To Shut Down

Leading African Anti-Piracy Group Set To Shut Down

The Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT) is shutting down. According to the Board of Directors, it lacks sufficient funding after several members gave up their support. The organization was reportedly plagued by a variety of scandals, including accusations of sexual harassment against a senior executive.