First of its kind: London retailer convicted for selling illegal streaming devices

7 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images "The message is now unequivocal; if you sell a device that provides access to content that is not licensed or owned by you, you will face a criminal conviction," added Kieron Sharp, FACT Chief Executive.

A 39-year-old retailer from London has been convicted for selling illegal streaming devices.

The case is the first of its kind and a part of the league's broader strategy to tackle pirate suppliers of all levels.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

The Premier League's mission to bring down Saudi piracy has seen its first conviction. The league has revealed that a 39-year-old retailer in London has been convicted for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs), which provided unauthorised access to broadcasts of its games on various channels, including the Saudi Arabia-based pirate service, beoutQ.

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