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Sky: People Can’t Pirate Live Soccer in the UK Anymore

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Sky’s head of litigation made a rather surprising statement at an industry convention in Macau this week. Matthew Hibbert told those in attendance that thanks to site-blocking, it’s no longer possible to watch pirated live soccer in the UK anymore. Meanwhile, the UK Intellectual Property Office has revealed that when questioned a while back, rightsholders told them that pirate boxes weren’t a problem. How things change.

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High Court Passes Judgment in Illegal Sky Sports Streaming Case

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A Sky customer who illegally streamed Sky Sports content via a piracy blog has been ordered to pay £16,000 in legal costs to the broadcaster. UK-based Yusuf Mohammed has also been ordered to provide the personal details of his co-conspirators while revealing how much he made from his activities. As yet unspecified damages payable to Sky are also part of the order.

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A Million ‘Pirate’ Boxes Sold in the UK During The Last Two Years

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The Federation Against Copyright Theft, in conjunction with the police and Intellectual Property Office, has released a new report on the state of Internet piracy in the UK. Estimates suggest that at least a million set-top devices providing access to pirated material have been sold over the past two years, with 25% of the public consuming illicit content overall.

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The Things Pirates Do To Hinder Anti-Piracy Investigations

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Aside from distributing content or having a successful website, most pirates want to stay a step ahead of authorities and companies dedicated to their demise. In a new report detailing the role social media plays in spreading unlicensed content, anti-piracy outfit FACT reveals the key things pirates do to hinder their investigations.

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