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Wolverhampton Licensee ordered to pay £2,867 for illegally screening Sky Sports

On Wednesday 10th August 2022, Mr. Patrick Hennessy of the Boat Inn, Church Street, Wolverhampton was found guilty of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky Sports televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable commercial subscription charge. Sky Sports is only available to licensed … Continued

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FACT targets suppliers of illegal sports streaming services across West Midlands and Warwickshire

FACT investigators and police officers from West Midlands and Warwickshire Police have visited addresses across the West Midlands this week to serve Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal sports streaming services. The initiative is aimed at preventing the illegal supply of IPTV streams, with investigators visiting homes in Alcester, Solihull, and … Continued

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Kieron Sharp to speak at The Second Annual Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit

The Second Annual Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit is taking place on 18th October in London. Speakers include Jenny Barker of GSK, Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT, Tim Stok, of Tencent EMEA, and Kirsty Bracher, of Havaïanas, who will share their experiences on the best anti-counterfeiting strategies, be they global trends, future challenges, the threat of the grey market, or the impact of the metaverse … Continued

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Kieron Sharp in Financial Times Webinar

Financial Times Webinar –  Russia and Ukraine: how private banks can mitigate risk associated with clients. Join Kieron Sharp, CEO FACT, as the Webinar brings together leading executives to discuss strategic and regulatory insights that can guide current and future decision-making in partnership with FACT. Watch the Webinar on-demand here      

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Four years and six-month jail sentence for pirate TV supplier

On 16 June 2022 at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Michael Hornung, formerly of Hyde, Greater Manchester was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment following conviction by a jury for selling and advertising unauthorised decoders for use in fraud over a three-year period between 2014 and 2017. FACT, with the assistance of the … Continued

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Court orders £1m Court Order for supplier of illegal streaming devices providing illegal access to Premier League content

A criminal found guilty of supplying illegal streaming devices (ISDs) providing unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back almost £1million to the public purse. Steven King masterminded the pirate streaming operation Dreambox and was jailed for seven years and four months in March 2019. At Warwick Crown Court yesterday (6 … Continued