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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > British Social Recluse Sentenced for 4 Years for Online Piracy Scam

British Social Recluse Sentenced for 4 Years for Online Piracy Scam

British Social Recluse Sentenced for 4 Years for Online Piracy Scam

Added: Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
An individual whose home-run piracy scam threatened the movie industry to lose about £120m was sentenced for four years, two of which will be spent in prison.

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Paul Mahoney, 29, earned about £300,000 via advertising revenue generated from his unauthorized online services that offered access to the latest movies and TV shows, in most cases even before general release. The partially blind man operated this business for 6 years, while claiming about £12,000 in state benefits. When police searched his home, they found about £82,400 in cash.

The investigation was launched by the Federation Against Copyright Theft in cooperation with local police. As a result, Paul Mahoney was sentenced after having pleaded guilty earlier in 2015 to a series of offences, which include conspiracy to defraud the movie industry. When passing the sentence, the judge said that crimes like this had to be deterred, so he had no choice but to impose an immediate custodial sentence.

Mahoney launched his illegal business 8 years ago and since then changed his website name a further 3 times to hide from the police. In the meantime, he was served with a cease and desist notice by the Federation Against Copyright Theft and arrested twice by the local police. However, this didn’t stop him from continuing to run the fraud. Mahoney’s websites offered visitors links to 3rd-party servers where they could download pirated movie and TV show copies. He also operated one of these servers himself. He admitted to finding content on other services by using complex software that the criminal programmers developed for him.

The Federation Against Copyright Theft welcomed the prison term.

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, September 12th, 2015



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2015-09-12 12:33:19)
mahtin avatarHe admitted to finding content on other services by using complex software that the criminal programmers developed for him.

What criminal programmers? What software?

2
posted by Admin (2015-09-12 15:46:51)
spectator avatarGoogle allows finding torrents, movies and music. So, let's sue Google too!?

3
posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-09-13 07:49:30)
analogkid6103 avatarSpectator im suprised you did not say he needed a VPN. But Where he at He will need plenty but one of them will not be a VPN from us or anyone.

4
posted by ET junkiemen (2015-09-13 20:13:11)
xxxskfxxx avatarhe could have killed someone and got less time.he was just trying to make some money did he really hurt anyones business.

5
posted by ModeratorTrue LoveGirl (2015-09-14 08:25:39)
SiLvErDuSt avatarHe should have claimed he was a politician,he would have got away with it then.At least he didn’t rape,kill or abuse children or he could have been in government or the house of lords by now

6
posted by men (2015-09-18 03:38:56)
STEVENS8134033002 avatarHe promoted the movies for a finders fee. What is so bad about that? this is a service you know.



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