England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Offences of criminal fraud, including:
Section 6, Fraud Act 2006 – Possession etc. of articles for use in frauds
1. A person is guilty of an offence if he has in his possession or under his control any article for use in the course of or in connection with any fraud.
This legislation has been successfully used to prosecute a number of offenders for illegal recording activity.
Section 7, Fraud Act 2006 – Making or supplying articles for use in frauds
1. A person is guilty of an offence if he makes, adapts, supplies or offers to supply any article:
a. Knowing that it is designed or adapted for use in the course of or connection with fraud, or
b. Intending it to be used to commit, or assist in the commission of, fraud
For more info see: www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/intellectual-property-crime#illicit