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Nottingham man arrested on suspicion of running proxy server

Piracy
Stepping up operations

Anti-piracy police have arrested, questioned and released on bail a Nottingham man suspected of running Immunicity, a proxy server that allows people to view websites blocked by ISPs.

Detailed in a news release by the City of London Police, the Police Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) uncovered evidence of a proxy server providing access to 36 other websites that had been blocked for offering illegal or infringing content.

The move was part of Operation Creative, a police initiative launched to clamp down on websites providing access to illegal or infringing content.

In a blog post, TorrentFreak described the arrest as "concerning", writing that Immunicity was set up to let users route their traffic through a proxy website in a similar manner to anonimizing services such as TOR, and doesn't host or link to infringing content.

Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.