Anton Vickerman will be sentenced next month after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, at Newcastle Crown Court. The maximum penalty for his crime is 10 years in jail. His site used to host some of the UK's most visited web pages offering links to illegally copied streaming videos. Anti-piracy campaigners say it proves such sites can be brought to justice. Vickerman's wife was found not guilty of the same charges. At its height in 2009 Surfthechannel.com attracted more than 400,000 visitors a day, generating more than £35,000 in advertising revenue a month.