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FACT action stops seventeen infringing services
Action taken by FACT investigators as a result of a nationwide crackdown on digital piracy has resulted in the halt of seventeen separate services providing illicit content. Individuals that were providing loaded Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illegal streams via websites and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have stopped operations after investigators … Continued
Police warn of the risks of illegal streaming as Premier League returns behind closed doors
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and FACT, leaders in intellectual property protection, are warning sports fans to use legitimate sources to watch the return of the Premier League as football comes back to our screens. Only last year, three individuals were jailed for 17 years for defrauding the Premier League by providing … Continued
Criminal conviction for seller of illegal devices that provided access to paid-for content
On 9 June 2020 at Bolton Crown Court, Mark Schofield was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 240 hours of unpaid work. Investigations by FACT confirmed that Schofield was selling devices that provided access to paid-for content including sport and films via his Facebook page. FACT … Continued
Seller of illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content has been jailed
A man who sold illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content – costing legitimate service providers more than £2 million – has been jailed. On 1 June 2020 at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, Daniel Aimson formerly of Ullswater Road, Astley, Leigh was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to … Continued