Police implement warning adverts on pirate sites

RHIAN JONES

Advertising on copyright infringing websites is being replaced with official police force banners, warning users that the infringing site is currently under criminal investigation.

Working in collaboration with content verification technology provider part Project Sunblock, a pop-up informs the user that the website is under investigation by the City of London Police unit for copyright infringement and advises them to leave the website.

The initiative is the latest phase of Operation Creative - designed to disrupt and prevent websites from ...

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