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German Sky pay-TV pirates receive suspended sentences

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    Broadband TV News
    5 Feb 2019
    [ Police Legislation ]

    In a court case regarding the illegal streaming of pay-TV channels from Sky Deutschland over the internet, three of the four defendants have been sentenced to between eight months and two years in prison for computer fraud. The 4th youth chamber of the regional court in Lüneburg suspended the sentences in its decision on February 5, 2019, according to a report by German news agency dpa. One of the accused young men between the ages of 22 and 26 received a warning. They largely admitted the accusations. According to the state prosecutor, they operated an illegal streaming service between October 2011 and February 2016 on web portal iStreams.

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