Briton Gets 4 Years For Online Piracy

The Guardian , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2 PM
  • Comment
  • Recommend
Subscribe to Online Media Daily Europe

A 38-year-old Briton who made £35,000 a month through a website that linked to pirated copies of films and TV shows has been sentenced to four years in prison. Anton Vickerman, whose surfthechannel.com website had around 400,000 users a day, was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to defraud in June following an eight-week trial at Newcastle crown court. He is the first British man to be jailed in the UK for a website that linked to illegal copies of films and TV shows.

Read the whole story at The Guardian »

Be the first to comment on "Briton Gets 4 Years For Online Piracy "

Leave a Comment

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now

Recent Online Media Daily Europe Articles

>> Online Media Daily Europe Archives