The domain of Putlocker.bz was seized by Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, also known as PIPCU, on June 4, 2014. The website has since moved to a different domain.
Putlocker.bz was among one of the many free websites that illegally streamed movies online, which is a copyright infringement. PIPCU is City of London Police's special unit established in 2013. PIPCU has been running a campaign against advertising networks and sites that infringe upon copyrights. Many streaming and torrent sites have been threatened, had their domains seized or have been completely shutdown. Potlocker.re, ExtraTorrent, SumoTorrent, Cricfree.tv and Torrentz.eu are some of the other sites that had their domains suspended or seized.