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5 convicted in Las Vegas piracy case

A federal jury in Las Vegas has convicted five men for their roles in running one of the largest unauthorised streaming services in the United States, which generated millions of dollars in subscription revenue while causing substantial harm to television programme copyright owners. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, beginning as early […]

June 21, 2024By Colin Mann

Nottingham arrest in illegal streaming crackdown

A man from Nottingham in the UK’s East Midlands has been arrested as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming. Officers executed a warrant at a flat believed to be involved in the provision of illegal streams of Sky television content. Computers, mobile phones and networking equipment were seized during the warrant, along with various […]

June 19, 2024By Colin Mann

Italian football piracy ring busted

Italian authorities have dismantled a major football piracy ring, arresting 21 suspects and blocking illegal streaming signals for popular subscription-based services including Sky Italia, DAZN and Netflix. The criminal organisation, estimated to earn millions monthly, operated across Italy and abroad, distributing protected content through illegal IPTV and live streaming websites. Spearheaded by the Catania prosecutor’s […]

December 19, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Study: €500m hit in French TV piracy

Illegal viewing is estimated to account for €500 million in revenue loss a year for French thematic channels. Trade body A.C.C.e.S suggest that some 5.1 per cent of the population use illegal streaming platforms and IP boxes to access thematic content. This represents a loss of €63 per year, per individual, according to the study […]

November 20, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Dutch pirate IPTV service taken down

Policing agency Europol has supported the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) in taking down an illegal IPTV service serving over 1 million users across Europe. A series of raids were carried out across the Netherlands on May 23rd as part of an illegal streaming crackdown. The officers from the FIOD searched properties in […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Jail term for fugitive IPTV reseller

A man who made over £200,000 (€229,500) by reselling an IPTV service that enabled people to watch premium television content without a subscription has been jailed for five years. Mark Brockley, from Liverpool in the northwest of England, made £237,000 by selling subscriptions that enabled the illegal streaming of content hosted by BT Sport, including […]

May 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy: Major illegal streaming police operation

Italy’s Polizia postale (Postal police) in the city of Catania have conducted an operation against audiovisual piracy, with the execution of numerous searches and seizures in 23 provinces. Seventy people are currently under investigation for criminal association of a transnational nature aimed at the dissemination of conditional access television modules. They also face other charges […]

November 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Arrests in illegal IPTV crackdown

Officers from Leicestershire Police in the UK’s East Midlands have executed a warrant as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming services. Police visited an address in Oadby and two people – a man aged 33 and a 48-year-old woman – were arrested on suspicion of infringing copyright by communicating work. A variety of equipment […]

November 30, 2021By Colin Mann

Football pundit gets schooled on illegal streaming risks

In a new campaign from UK IP intellectual property protection body FACT, TV presenter and former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard has been given a first-hand insight into some of the risks lurking behind illegal streams, from viruses and malware deliberately designed to infect your devices, to full-scale identity theft caused by the sharing of […]

September 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Illegal streaming service arrest

A West Mercia police operation working closely with UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT have arrested a man in the western England town of Shrewsbury in connection with suspected illegal streaming of premium television channels, and other copyrighted material. The man was arrested under section 44 of the Serious Crime Act and Section 11 of […]

July 28, 2021By Colin Mann