Bristol
26 October 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Man to pay £16,000 for streaming Sky Sports


A man has been ordered to pay £16,000 in legal costs after the UK High Court found him guilty of streaming Sky Sports content illegally online.

Alongside the payment, Yusuf Mohammed of Bristol will be forced to pay damages to Sky and disclose details about the money he made and people he colluded with.

Last week, another man in a similar case admitted to illegally sharing the Anthony Joshua v Vladimir Klitchsko fight on Facebook. He was forced to provide a written apology to Sky and agreed to pay legal costs for sharing the fight.

Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT commented: “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.”

Sharp added: “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.”

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