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Sky pirate seller fined over £5,000

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A man who sold adapted Amazon Fire TV sticks and set top boxes to view Sky programming without paying, has been fined.

Ryan Jackson, 30, of Gaufron, Rhayader, was caught via his Facebook page during a joint investigation by Powys County Council and Sky.

Jackson’s devices were openly advertised for sale on Facebook for around £100, gave users free access to premium Sky content, including movies, sports and pay-to-view events.

Sky investigator David Ferguson made a test purchase and was charged £105 for a ’fully loaded’ Amazon Fire Stick which was subsequently delivered to an address in London.

The court heard that between January 2016 and August 2018, Jackson’s PayPal account was credited with £18,183.49 from sales to 84 customers.

Jackson pleaded guilty to three counts of selling devices adapted to circumvent technological measures, and a single count of breaching copyright for financial gain.

The judge imposed a fine of £1340, and made an order for £4070 in costs, plus a £34 surcharge.



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