Leeds Bad Boys Given Nine Month Suspended Sentences for Usenet Copyright Crimes

By Gary Cutlack on at

A couple of men from Leeds are the latest victims of the UK's ongoing crackdown on copyright infringement, with the pair given nine-month sentences for running illegal TV and movie streaming sites.

Brothers Faraz Saddiq and Ayaz Saddiq were prosecuted under the Proceeds of Crime Act for running legalmovies.tv and filmzzz.com, both of which appeared to be legitimate sites, but actually pointed to places where copyrighted material could be streamed online for free and embedded entire films on their pages.

They won't actually go to prison as their sentences have been suspended for two years, but they will have to undertake 150 hours of voluntary work. [The Register]

Image credit: Police in Leeds from Shutterstock