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Guilty verdict for black box TV fraudsters
Two men have been found guilty of selling television devices, which enabled access to paid for services dishonestly, at St Albans Crown Court, on Friday 31 January. Thomas Tewelde from Acton, West London and Mohamed Abdou from Tonbridge, Kings Cross, were found guilty of intentionally encouraging consumers to access film and sport services, without subscription, … Continued
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports
On Monday 20th January 2020, Mr. Thomas Conneely of the Dick Whittington was convicted in his absence of three offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable charge. Sky Sports is only available to licensed premises in the UK … Continued
Seller of illegal TV streaming services sentenced
Following a guilty plea of copyright and fraud charges earlier this year for selling subscriptions providing illegally obtained content, a man has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court. Steven Underwood (also known as Steven Isaac) has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after he previously pleaded guilty in November 2019 to … Continued
PIPCU pulls no punches when warning about illegal streaming
• Using a device to stream or watch TV, sports or films without an official subscription is breaking the law • Making unauthorised streams of TV, sports or films available is also illegal • This year, Umar Shazad was ordered to pay legal costs of more than £12,000 for re-streaming Sky Sports content illegally The … Continued