On the 2nd of October the Government Intellectual Property Office and the City of London Police PIPCU posted to twitter about how they’d diverted 11 million views from ‘pirate’ websites since July 2014.
— IPO.GOV.UK (@The_IPO) October 2, 2015
Unfortunately there’s a slight problem with their claim; some of the seized domains, such as immunicity.org, have been under the control of Brass Horn Communications for several months now, hundreds of thousands of those supposed diverts have actually been seeing the following page;
Domain seizures are censorship and as we all know; the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
Hopefully PIPCU will concentrate on people actually committing crimes rather than those who are just routing packets.