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.

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