Found 23rd Jan
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Embarrassing article.

All because one idiot hyped up what he was selling!

No one will be knocking on anyone's doors!

Lol what a load of nonsense.

omg ...I have it on my phone !!!

lol total rubbish .

Is it because Rupert is losing too much money?

They should take tips from the BBC. (_;)

Bleugh.

Issue is getting the right content for the right price without censorship, nothing else. Region locks, overpriced crap like Sky and 'exclusives' are what has led to this.

Take the Spotify/Netflix model and you're cooking with gas.
Edited by: "delboyd" 23rd Jan

Aiden1512

They should take tips from the BBC. (_;)



Looks like they literally did...

Is Manchester Evening News owned by the BBC or is this article written by the BBC?

"This is becoming an epidemic," Kieron Sharp, director general of Fact, … "This is becoming an epidemic," Kieron Sharp, director general of Fact, told the BBC.



TV channels protected by intellectual property rights," a spokesman told … TV channels protected by intellectual property rights," a spokesman told the BBC.

Aiden1512

They should take tips from the BBC. (_;)

"This is becoming an epidemic," Kieron Sharp, director general of Fact, … "This is becoming an epidemic," Kieron Sharp, director general of Fact, told the BBC.

TV channels protected by intellectual property rights," a spokesman told … TV channels protected by intellectual property rights," a spokesman told the BBC.


MEN is owned by Trinity Mirror.

It will change eventually.

oh no

Kieron Sharp regularly makes comments that are misleading at best, lies at worst. FACT think they are the police and also have the right to make laws, are staffed pretty much completely with ex-coppers, and do what they like.
As they didn't like low sentences being handed out to video pirates, and the losses they were getting in court, they started charging people with 'conspiracy to defraud' which was easier to prove and had longer sentencing.

The boxes aren't illegal, watching streams isn't illegal. If you are using a torrent based system (acestreams for example) then the legality is slightly less clear, but still unlikely it is a criminal offence.

The grey area is sellers of the boxes/firestick that are pre-modified. There are test cases currently ongoing here in the UK that will clarify if it is illegal to sell them, but thats a couple of months away yet and will probably go to the court of appeal before any decision is clear. Personally I think FACT will win this one, firstly they have friends in high places, the movie companies have deep pockets, and I think under the current law there is more to convict on than acquit.

Well perhaps if the companies who own the rights didn't make millions in profits whilst paying premiership footballers more money a week than most of us earn in a year and actors more for a movie than we see in a lifetime then maybe subscriptions would be a lot less for these services and people wouldn't try and watch for free.


Edited by: "Smartguy1" 24th Jan
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