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    Foxtel wins $1m from signal pirates

    March 28, 2007 05:16pm
    Article from: AAP



    PAY TV provider Foxtel says it has been awarded over $1 million after successfully suing subscription television pirates.

    Foxtel sued West Australian technology business Mod Shop in the Federal Court of Australia for allegedly dealing in equipment, software and information to assist consumers pirate the Foxtel signal.

    Justice Antony Siopis today ruled the Mod Shop activities were illegal and awarded Foxtel damages of over $1 million, Foxtel said.

    "In granting damages, the judge recognised the importance of such decisions in deterring Pay TV piracy and awarded additional damages to that end," Foxtel said.

    During the civil action, which began in 2004, Foxtel had alleged the Mod Shop was selling equipment that helped consumers card share, a form of piracy using the internet.

    Since the legal action began, the Federal Government has imposed criminal sanctions for unauthorised use of subscription TV signals in an effort to put a stop to end user piracy, Foxtel said.

    Foxtel Chief Executive Kim Williams said the subscription TV provider welcomed the court's decision today.

    "Piracy undermines industry investment by both the subscription television platforms and the channel providers and harms jobs growth and security," he said.
    regards from OZ bassett

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    Not Surprising.australia Has Very Strict Laws On The Matter. Other Countries Have None

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    not actually none, piracy?!. bust them now, they come out another time. "catv providers sometimes are the legal pirates in the air"
    no offense meant catvcorrect me if i'm wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-BAND View Post
    Not Surprising.australia Has Very Strict Laws On The Matter. Other Countries Have None
    it is actually good to check the laws of whichever country and what one is doing, going against the laws in some countries would lock you in for good.
    even such hefty fines would put a business back to zero.

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    Default card shering

    card shering is eqwhil to hacking, no mater how u look at it. IT IS ILLIGEL in any country

    if u operite your awon card shering server, and sher it betwhin good frinds, then no one will never now abut u.

    secrety is the word in card shering .

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    Actually in the case of "mod shop V foxtel" they called in the insolvance
    trustee's , and closed the business down long before the trial .

    now it seems there facing, court costs on top on the the fine, and the trustee's will seek to collect, from the business owners, Costs are thought to be more then the fine.
    regards from OZ bassett

 

 

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