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Cornwall man admits sale of illegal TV streaming services

Following an investigation by Cornwall Council Trading Standards into illegal television streaming services, a man admitted copyright and fraud charges at Truro Magistrates Court on Wednesday 20th November 2019. Steven Underwood (also known as Steven Isaac), previously of Killiers Court, Illogan, near Redruth faced two charges under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and … Continued

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Two men sentenced for selling illegal streaming devices

Two men have been sentenced at Teesside Crown Court after pleading guilty to charges relating to the sale of IPTV boxes which allowed people to illegally stream subscription content, infringing the rights of copyright holders. The convictions follow an investigation led by National Trading Standards. Julian Allen, who pleaded guilty on 31 July 2017, received … Continued

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London pirate DVD trader jailed for 18 months

A trader has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after admitting making and possessing for sale almost 5,000 fake copies of DVDs from his video shop located at 6 Dunton Road, Bermondsey London SE1. Mr David Cox, 50, from Bermondsey, was sentenced on 11 December 2012 at the Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to six … Continued

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Penryn raid nets counterfeit films and music

Large quantities of counterfeit films, music and computer games have been seized by Cornwall Trading Standards from a property in Penryn. Officers from Cornwall Trading Standards, the Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) entered a private residence in the Penryn area after receiving information that counterfeit DVD’s were being distributed from the premises. … Continued