Pursued in the TV group Sky TV, a British got 16 months imprisonment for trading pre-arranged boxes for piracy. It would have generated more than 220,000 euros through the sale of these devices.
Pre-configured iptv boxes
Sky TV has already taken to the niche many times to fight against the piracy of its contents to protect its investments. Like the channels of the BeIN group, those of Sky TV happen to be very simply available throughout definite Kodi extensions. If the usage of Kodi boxes and Android happens not to be illegal, the one made of definite extensions can be judged as piracy.
Opportunists have made their business by selling on the web via their own sites or renowned platforms (Ebay, Aliexpress, Amazon etc.) Android boxes or IPTV already equipped with extensions and modules to watch paid channels.
IPTV stream box
This is the case of Warren Gleave, a 51-year-old Englishman who has spent three years over-optimized his box and generated no less than 200,000 pounds. Under the Fraud Act 2006, Prosecuted by Sky, Gleave was verdict to 16 months in prison by pleading guilty to the charges against him.
The Warren Gleaveebay page is still active with the box descriptions, their features, the address and even the phone number of the seller as shown in these screenshots.
Iptv box illegal
The site TorrentFreak quoted that this sentence sends a clear message to pirates by showing how the consequences of such a practice can be serious and one has to be serious about iptv subscription.
Prosecutions and convictions related to the piracy of audio-visual content happen to be now ordinary. The professed “confidential” lawsuits that no longer only engage state services and the police use to be more and more used by human rights holders for stopping piracy of their content. As per the lawyers from Sky, in this case personal prosecutions use to play a vital role in cases similar to this, anywhere those who break the law and commit fraud can be held accountable.