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The latest in a series of positive results of collaborative investigations has seen the successful conviction at a court in The Hague of an operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network.

Irdeto piracycontrol 11Jan2018The conviction is led by Dutch Police, VodafoneZiggo and members of the audio-visual anti-piracy alliance (AAPA) and saw the 29-year-old man from Oude Wetering in the Netherlands sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours community service. The sentencing follows the conviction of a 40-year-old man in Groningen in July 2018, also on offences relating to card sharing and the illegal sharing of Ziggo services.

“Piracy is a crime which can impact the revenues of content owners and rights holders and have serious consequences for the industry,” said Mark Mulready, vice president – cybersecurity services, Irdeto and vice president, AAPA.

“Premium content is in high demand across the globe and the AAPA will continue to work with leading operators like VodafoneZiggo to help protect their investments and bring to justice criminals who are intent on stealing and sharing this valuable content “This conviction is a testament to the success of the collaboration between the industry and law enforcement groups and will hopefully help the pirates to rethink their disregard for the industry.”