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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

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Four year prison sentence for illegal website owner

A website owner who created and ran one of the world’s most popular pirate websites has been sentenced to four years imprisonment today at Newcastle Crown Court. Anton Vickerman, age 38, set up the website surfthechannel in 2007 with the aim of being a ‘one stop’ destination for illegal copies of films and television programmes. … Continued