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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

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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

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Islington landlord ordered to pay over £4,800 for illegal Sky use

Following a successful prosecution by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the licensee of The Halfway House Bar in Islington has been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in the premises. On 9th February 2015, at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Mr. Zohair Layada, the Designated Premise Supervisor and Premises Licence Holder of The … Continued

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London pub ordered to pay over £5,000 for illegal Sky use

Following a successful prosecution by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’), the licensee of The Acorn on Queensbridge Road in East London has been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in her premises. Patricia Lahoud, the Designated Premises Supervisor and joint Licence Holder of The Acorn was found guilty after trial at Stratford Magistrates … Continued

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Pub Licensees in Liverpool and Manchester ordered to pay more than £6,000 for illegal Sky use

Following successful prosecutions by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), licensees of the Hark to Towler in Heywood, Greater Manchester, and Jimmy O’s in Liverpool, have been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in their premises. These convictions follow 15 successful prosecutions brought by FACT this football season alone, bringing total fines and … Continued

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Manchester Licensee ordered to pay over £6,000 for illegal Sky use

Carolyn Caroline Dandy, the Designated Premises Supervisor and the Premises Licence Holder of The Concert Inn (3 Bolton Road, Manchester, M46 9TQ), was fined following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) for showing Sky Sports programmes illegally in her premises. On 9th September 2013, at Bolton Magistrates Court, Ms Dandy was … Continued

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Billericay Licensee ordered to pay over £4,000 for illegal Sky use.

Linda Anne Webber, the Designated Premise Supervisor of The Nags Head, 50 Heath Road, Billericay, CM11 1HS, was fined following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) for showing Sky Sports programmes illegally in her premises. On 30th August, 2013 at Basildon Magistrates Court, Linda Anne Webber pleaded guilty of three offences … Continued

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Newcastle Licensee ordered to pay over £9,500 for illegal Sky use

Trevor Gould, the Designated Premise Supervisor of The Dolly Peel, 137 Commercial Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE33 1SQ, was fined following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) for showing Sky Sports programmes illegally in his premises. On 27th August, 2013 at Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Magistrates Court, Trevor Gould was … Continued

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Pirate DVD couple ordered to pay back £130,000 by Court

Mark Small, 47, was jailed for nine months earlier this year after investigators discovered he was running a sophisticated and profitable business selling bootleg DVDs of classic BBC programmes. His girlfriend Sian Lewis, 21, was ordered to do 140 hours unpaid work for the community for her lesser role in the criminal enterprise. Read More