BBC 1’s Fake Britain Highlights UKIE IP Crimes Unit

The UKIE’s IP crime unit is the focus of BBC 1’s Fake Britain, though you can’t watch it in America (it’s unavailable in my region, at least – according to the web site). UKIE’s intellectual property crime unit was featured in episode 7 of the show. It focused on illegal copies of games out in the wild, the people that make those copies, and what the UKIE does to fight against it. The show also features interviews with UKIE staff and Miles Jacobson, MD of games developer Sports Interactive.

If you live in the UK and Europe, you can check out the show on the BBC. Here’s what UKIE’s CEO had to say about the program:

"Those who produce and sell fake copies of games are profiting illegally and adding absolutely no value to the UK’s leading creative industry, indeed they are thieving from the makers and producers of games," said UKIE Chairman, Andy Payne said. "UKIE has always been dedicated to fighting the illegal copying of games in all its forms. Whether this is through raiding producers of illegal physical copies, as shown in the programme, or through our online infringement investigations, UKIE will continue to combat theft on behalf of the wider industry."

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