Premier League pirate sentenced to prison in Singapore

1 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Premier League teams are missing out on £1 million in sponsorship every game they play due to piracy.

Jia Xiaofeng, director of Synnex Trading, has been convicted of selling TV boxes with illegal access to the Premier League and sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

A Singaporean retailer, Synnex Trading, and its director have been found guilty of infringing on copyright by helping people access pirated content, including Premier League football, via Android TV boxes, writes the Straits Times.

Synnex Trading was ordered to pay a fine of $160,800 while its director, Jia Xiaofeng, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and fined $5,400 following a 22-month-long court battle.

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