Sky TV, one of the biggest broadcasters in the UK, obtained a court injunction to prevent links to its TV shows from being illegally shared online. The interim order targets a man who has hosted several TV-focused communities on Reddit while raising money through Patreon and PayPal. TorrentFreak Reports: According to an action brought by Sky in a Scottish court, Cherzo1 was the moderator of three sub-Reddits – r / UKTVLAND, r / notapanelshow and r / UKPanelShowsOnly – which together had more than 51,000 subscribers. Cherzo also had a YouTube channel with over 95,000 subscribers. According to Sky, all of these platforms have been used to infringe the company’s copyright. In evidence in support of his action, Sky states that Cherzo1 was motivated by money, receiving payments from fans and followers through Patreon and directly to his PayPal account. […]
In order to curb Cherzo1’s activities, Sky asked the court for an “ad interim ban”, a term used in Scotland to describe an interim injunction. The broadcaster asked the court to order Cherzo1 to stop downloading copies of shows, to stop posting hyperlinks to shows on Reddit and anywhere else on the internet, and to ban him from helping a third party to do the same. A court will grant an interim ban if it finds that there is prima facie case against the defendant. […] Anyone who violated such an order could face a fine or even imprisonment.
UK broadcaster wins injunction to stop Reddit moderator from sharing pirated TV shows
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