Atm many websites are being blocked in the UK following unproven accusations of copyright infringement, it seems the same organisations responsible for such activity are now prepared to risk breaking UK and european laws to intercept web pages and place their own self fullfilling messages in place of advertisements http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28523738
The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.
The messages, which will appear instead of paid-for ads, will ask users to close their web browsers. The move comes as part of a continuing effort to stop piracy sites from earning money through advertising.
The initiative will make use of technology provided by Project Sunblock - a firm used by major brands to stop adverts appearing alongside questionable content such as pirated material or pornography.
When a website on Pipcu's Infringing Websites List (IWL) tries to display an advert, Project Sunblock will instead serve the police warning.
In the past, some have raised concerns about Pipcu's process in adding a website to the IWL
Unlike all of the other police forces in the UK the city of london police are operated by the city of london corporation who are supposedly responsible for dealing with all the banking scandals etc that occur in the area of special status within greater london, their main role seems to be more focused on blindly supporting the copyright maximalists and with little legal oversight of their activities. Thieving bankers have nothing to fear from these corporate servants.
The Communications Act 2003, section 127 deals with the placing of messages on a public network that may cause fear or anxiety to those receiving such messages alternatively The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 section 1 addresses the process of intercepting communications unlawfully, in this case no court has approved the interception of communications and thus the "unlawful" aspect of the police claims cannot be tested, what is clear however is they are hijacking traffic on a public network and should thus look to making a legal case for such activities prior to breaking the law rather than after it.