Video shop owner jailed for film piracy offenses

A husband and wife who owned a video store in Knowsley, Merseyside have been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court for offences relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit DVDs, music CDs and video games, following a prosecution by FACT.

Ian Jameson, age 35, of Knowsley had pleaded guilty to 14 offences under Trade Marks and Copyright Design and Patents Acts and was sentenced to 14 x two years imprisonment to run concurrently.

His wife, Amanda Jameson, age 35, was sentenced to two x 10 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and 150 hours community punishment order, having pleaded guilty to two offences.

The offences took place between 2003 and 2005 and involved the pair copying DVDs and CDs in their home and selling the pirate material in their retail premises, Rockys Videos, Manchester Road in Knowsley.

Categories

Latest News

Arrests News Prosecutions

Illicit streaming devices sellers jailed for four and half years

Two suppliers of Kodi-type illegal devices have today each been jailed for four and half years in Newcastle Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. John Dodds and Jason Richards sold hundreds of devices that enabled their customers to view Premier League football via unauthorised access to Sky Sports, BT Sport and … Continued

News Prosecutions

Wembley licensees ordered to pay over £10k for illegal Sky Sports

On Tuesday 27th March 2018, Mr Rakesh Patel, Mr Mineshkumer Valgi and Mr Priteche licensees of the Diu Bar, 5 Heather Park Drive, Wembley, HA0 1SL were found guilty in their absence of a collective eleven offences each of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky.

News Partnerships

FACT & PIPCU warn users of the risks of illegal streaming Joshua v Parker fight

One of the UK’s leading intellectual property (IP) protection organisations has joined forces with the national police unit which leads the response to tackling IP crime to warn users of the risks of illegal streaming ahead of Saturday’s fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

News Partnerships Prosecutions

Two men ordered to pay over £19k for illegal Sky Sports

On Monday 12th February 2018, Mr Carl Furlong, of the Park Hotel, Liverpool was found guilty in his absence of four offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. Carl Furlong and Peter Scully of the Park Hotel in Liverpool, Merseyside, were originally found … Continued