Facebook Streaming Fine
A man was fined £16,000 for illegally streaming Anthony Joshua's last fight against Wladimir Klitschko on Facebook.
20:38 29 October 2017
Yusuf Mohammed, of Bristol, was ordered to pay the legal costs on Monday after he was caught streaming Sky Sports content illegally online.
The news comes a week after an individual was forced to pay up for illegally streaming Anthony Joshua’s last fight against Wladimir Klitschko on Facebook. The case was settled out-of-court and the unnamed person was forced to apologise to Sky. Illegal Kodi add-ons have been used to watch previous fights without paying.
Kieron Sharp, CEO of Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) – which represents Sky, said: "This is the latest action taken in the ongoing crackdown on illegal digital piracy.
"It should now be crystal clear to anyone thinking of pirating or watching a pirated stream that this is not a grey area and that it is illegal."
"This should serve as a warning to others – whether it’s a copyright infringing website, a 'fully loaded' streaming device or an illegal stream on social media, it is still piracy and breaking the law."
Another Brit named Brian Thompson has pleaded guilty to selling illegal Kodi boxes. He was given 18-month prison sentence suspended for two years.