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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Publican fined £10,000

A PUBLICAN from the region has been fined £10,000 after being found to be illegally showing Sky Sports programmes in their premises.

It follows successful legal action by Sky for infringement of copyright against the now closed Kelloholm Arms.
Sky sought and was awarded permanent interdicts in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, which prevents three licensees in Scotland, and anyone acting on their behalf, from infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky programming without the correct commercial license.
Each pub has been ordered to pay £10,000 in damages, as well as fund the placement of notices in local and trade publications advertising the ruling.
Commenting on the case, George Lawson, head of commercial piracy at Sky Business, said: “We’re committed to protecting Sky customers who are unfairly losing business due to this illegal activity and these cases are just the latest in our efforts to ensure they are not short changed.
“Orders like these demonstrate the seriousness of fraudulently screening TV programmes through the large penalty applied, but also through the order to fund advertising, which we hope will help to highlight the consequences of televising Sky’s content illegally.”


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