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Thirty months’ imprisonment for pirate software developer

In what is understood to be the first conviction of its type in the UK, a man who created and built a software package which enabled illegal access to BT Sport, SKY, Netflix and other subscription television content has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment. The software package or, ‘build’ he created … Continued

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Two-year sentence handed down to eBay fraudster

Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team, working in partnership with FACT, have secured a prosecution against an eBay user who was selling internet protocol television (IPTV) devices online. IPTV devices enable users to access broadcasts, such as sporting events and films, which would otherwise require a paid subscription. Mr Fuaad Al-Saegh, (DOB: 01.03.1964) was handed … Continued

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RAF Corporal convicted of conspiracy to defraud

A serving Corporal in the Royal Air Force (RAF) who sold illegal services which provided access to premium sport, TV and films has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was convicted of conspiracy to defraud and loss of service property and also received a reduction to his rank. The Corporal, … Continued

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Bradford boss sentenced after 5,000 fake DVDs found at rental shop

  Adrees Malik, aged 45 was sentenced on 7th January 2014 under the Trade Marks Act 1994 to a 10 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, for selling and possessing to supply copied DVD’s. Mr Malik was trading from a shop called Homeview Computer Repair Video Centre at 570 Thornton Road in Bradford.  A Proceeds … Continued

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Brothers Sentenced for Copyright Offences

Two Leeds men have today been convicted of copyright infringement. Brothers Faraz Saddiq, 27 of Woodsley Road, Leeds, and Ayaz Saddiq, 26 of Woodsley Road, Leeds, were arrested following an extensive investigation by West Yorkshire Police’s Economic Crime Unit (ECU) and the Federation against Copyright Theft (FACT). Both were today sentenced to nine-months, suspended for … Continued