A German court has imposed a one-year prison sentence on a 53-year old man because of the illegal distribution of access to pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland through the internet.
The verdict marks the first sentence regarding this type of IT and communication crime (cybercrime) and can thus be regarded as a landmark for similar cases in future, according to Sky Deutschland.
The pirate had illegally distributed Sky Deutschland channels via the internet by running a so-called card-sharing server and selling access to it. He was convicted of computer fraud in conjunction with exposing data and circumventing technical protection measures. Based on the results of joint investigation of the case by Sky and Nagravision, the manufacturer of one of the security systems used by Sky at the time of the offence, the district attorney of Verden initiated prosecution proceedings and subsequently filed suit. Both Sky and Nagravision were joint plaintiffs at the trial.
Source : broadbandtvnews.com/2016/02/11/sky-deutschland-card-sharing-pirate-convicted/
Top 10 Most Viewed Posts In The Last 7 Days
- Humax Freesat Remote Control not working
- IPTV Buffering and Freezing – try these tips
- UK TV and Streaming in Spain post Brexit
- Lost your BBC channels on “BBC SATBACK” using Intelsat 907…BISS code change
- Man Jailed Two Years for Charging £300,000 to Watch Premier League Matches Online
- Channel Five satellite changes in the next few weeks.
- TDT – Nine Spanish TV channels to close in May 2014
- ITV2HD and ITV4HD join ITV3HD on the UK beam – some expats lose reception
- America’s Cup coverage – BT Sport and BBC Sport win rights
- SES have updates the launch date of Astra 2E to……