A UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has charged a man for operating several proxy sites and services that allowed UK Internet users to bypass local pirate site blockades. In a first of its kind prosecution, the Bakersfield resident is charged with several fraud offenses and one count of converting and/or transferring criminal property.

This sets a bad precident as it could lead to people being arrested for setting up VPNs to watch things like Netflix while traveling abroad.

Source: Man Faces Prison Sentence For Circumventing UK Pirate Site Blockade – TorrentFreak

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