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Brook v Khan fight anti-piracy warning

Ahead of the Kell Brook v Amir Khan catchweight fight this weekend, only available in the UK via Sky Sports Box Office, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection body FACT has highlighted the dangers of illegal streaming. “Ending one of Britain’s longest standing grudges, the Kell Brook v Amir Khan fight this weekend is […]

February 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Eubank Jr vs Williams anti-piracy warning

In advance of the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams middleweight bout on February 5th, only available in the UK on Sky Sports Boxing, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection body FACT, has warned of the danger fans face if they choose to stream the event illegally. “With an exciting fight coming up this […]

February 4, 2022

NFL Playoffs illegal streaming warning

Fans of American Football who may be tempted to watch the coming weekend’s NFL Playoff games – exclusive to Sky Sports in the UK – through illegal means, rather than via the proper channels, are being warned of the risk that they are taking when watching illegal streams, and that they are exposing themselves and […]

January 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Fury vs Wilder fight anti-piracy warning

In advance of the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder heavyweight bout on October 9th, only available in the UK on BT Sport PPV, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection body FACT, has highlighted the dangers of illegal streaming. “There’s much excitement for Tyson Fury’s third fight against Deontay Wilder this Saturday,” notes Sharp. “However, […]

October 8, 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

FACT warns against Premier League piracy

With the 2021/22 English Premier League football season under way, some fans may be tempted to stream live coverage of matches illegally rather than watch them through the proper channels. However Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT, is warning of the risk that they are taking and that they are exposing […]

August 19, 2021By Colin Mann

UEFA welcomes Italy anti-piracy operation

European football’s governing body UEFA, organiser and owner of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, has welcomed the anti-piracy operation in Italy conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Office. The operation, which lasted over a week, has seen more than 600 illegal platforms blocked which were unlawfully making available […]

June 18, 2021By Colin Mann

Ramírez vs Taylor illegal streaming warning

In advance of the José Ramírez versus Josh Taylor Junior Welterweight boxing bout in the early hours of May 23rd, Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection body FACT, has warned of the dangers of illegally streaming the fight, which will be shown live on Fite TV pay-per-view in UK. “Despite fans now being […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann

UK: 17 pirate services shut down

Action taken by investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT as a result of a nationwide crackdown on digital piracy has resulted in the halt of seventeen separate services providing illicit content. Individuals that were providing loaded Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illegal streams via websites and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and […]

August 4, 2020By Colin Mann

UK pirate device seller convicted

Mark Schofield has been sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years at Bolton Crown Court in the northwest of England. He was also ordered to complete 240 hours of unpaid work. Investigations by intellectual property protection organisation FACT confirmed that Schofield was selling devices that provided access to paid-for content including sport and […]

June 10, 2020By Colin Mann