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Man sentenced to four years for film piracy scam

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI) have today welcomed the jail term imposed on a 30 year old man from the city who admitted running a website which facilitated the illegal accessing of films from the internet. Paul Mahony from Carnhill had pleaded guilty to two charges … Continued

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Four arrested in UK piracy crackdown

THE GLOBAL fight against piracy came to the West Midlands this morning (Friday 1 February) when police raided four addresses along with investigators from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).               FACT, which represents members who create and distribute films, TV programmes and sports broadcasts, joined police officers from … Continued

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Pirate website owner guilty of contempt of court

Anton Vickerman, owner of the pirate website Surf The Channel, pleaded guilty yesterday (21st November) to contempt of court at Newcastle Crown Court. Vickerman published on the internet restricted court documents from the original trial. Vickerman was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced to four year’s imprisonment in August this year. His Honour Judge Evans … Continued