7 - Software Manifesto - Maintain investment in PIPCU
As we run up to the general election in May I am delighted to launch FAST ten point Software Manifesto that focuses on three key areas: enforcement, deterrence and accountability. Over the next two weeks we will publish one point per day and welcome feedback and discussion.
Maintain investment in PIPCU and championing Trading Standards Enforcement
FAST fully supported and endorsed the setting up of the Police IP Crime Unit (PIPCU) by the City of London police. It is now time to have a national debate of how Trading Standards, given the cuts, can be organised on a regional and/or national basis to remain an effective fighting force to drive out rogue traders and IP crime often operating through cyberspace.