City of London Police

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Economic Crime Directorate

The Economic Crime Directorate is a department of the City of London Police.

The City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate is recognised as the national policing lead for fraud and is dedicated to preventing and investigating fraud at all levels. ​​[1]​​​​​

It has been involved with the seizures of domain names accused of copyright and trademark infringement, now devolved to two units within it, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit

A speech by Vince Cable MP announced that a dedicated Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit would be set up in 2013.[2]

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

The NFIB is allowed by Nominet to make domain suspension requests. They make a significant number of requests, curren tly over 2,000 a year, according to Nominet’s annual report statistics. This makes them the second largest source of domain suspensions after PIPCU.

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References

  1. City of London Police - Economic Crime Directorate
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/17/intellectual-property-crime-unit