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News Partnerships Prosecutions

Man fined more than £22,000 for illegally showing BT Sport & Sky Sports football

Yesterday (24th September) a Liverpool pub supervisor was fined more than £22,000 for illegally showing BT Sport and Sky Sports football matches following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Anthony Tynan, the designated premise supervisor at the Mariner, Whitefield Drive, Liverpool was found guilty on 30th July at Liverpool Magistrates Court … Continued

News Partnerships Prosecutions

COURTS CONVICT LICENSEES IN STOCKPORT AND RUTLAND FOR ILLEGAL SKY USE

Licensees in Stockport and Rutland have been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in their premises following successful prosecutions by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’). In the first of the cases, Mr Michael Anthony McNally of The Emigration  was convicted after trial at Stockport Magistrates Court of five offences of dishonest reception … Continued

News Partnerships Prosecutions

Lancashire pub company convicted and fined after illegally showing Sky Sports broadcasts from Ireland

The only legal way to show Sky Sports programming in pubs and clubs in mainland UK is through a commercial viewing agreement from Sky Following a successful prosecution by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’), The Premises License Holder of Cheers in Leigh, Lancashire has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £14,500 in fines … Continued