by Geneva Abdul, The Guardian — 1 June 2023
Five men who made millions from illegally streaming football matches on an IPTV service have been jailed for more than 30 years combined in the UK. The business sold cheap subscriptions to Premier League matches, making more than £7m.
“The sentences handed down, which are the longest sentences ever issued for piracy-related crimes, vindicate the efforts made to bring these individuals to justice and reflect the severity and extent of the crimes,” said the Premier League’s lawyer Kevin Plumb.
“The Premier League’s substantial financial contribution to the entire football pyramid is made possible through the ability to sell our broadcast rights. We are pleased that through rulings such as this, the courts continue to show that they recognise the importance of safeguarding the Premier League’s rights,” said Plumb.
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