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Illegal Sky Sports streaming results in “record” fine topping £300,000

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:58 pm

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Four individuals that ran the Prince of Wales in Stafford, the Beaufort Arms in Birmingham and the Pheasant Inn in Wolverhampton have been ordered to pay a combined total of £327,405 in fines and costs, after being found guilty of copyright infringement.

It isn’t clear how exactly the pubs were accessing Sky Sports illegally, but the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) told Trusted Reviews that it was “able to prove that these were not legitimate feeds”.

“The licensees and company involved in this case have consistently refused to engage with us and ignored numerous warnings and offers of advice sent to them,” said Stephen Gerrard, FACT’s prosecuting manager.

“This clearly demonstrates their conscious decision to offend, over a significant period of time. We were left with no option but to prosecute these individuals and we will continue to prosecute publicans who are fraudulently showing Sky programmes in their premises.”

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