UK: Cornwall defendent admits to illicit streaming and copyright fraud

The UK industry group FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) announced the arrest of a man in Cornwall who had sold more than £400,000 in illegal streaming subscriptions without obtaining rights from the content owners.

He is to be sentenced in Truro in December. Further details are available from FACT.

Why it matters

Rather obvious: once caught, those who violate copyright law will pay the consequences. If other similar cases are a guide, this will result in a fine. But beyond that, hard to say. In some jurisdictions, jail sentences result. For others, public service. Earlier this year, Broadband TV News reported that a pirate of Russia’s Tricolor TV service was sentenced to forced labor.

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