A Northern Ireland man has been sentenced to four years for running a piracy streaming website called FastPassTV, as well as related sites that linked to pirated content. Derry resident Paul Mahoney, 29, pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud, acquiring criminal property, and concealing criminal property, according to the Derry Journal.
“Offending such as this affects everyone in society at the end of the day although primarily the interests of those involved in film production, the results of which we all enjoy,” said Judge Philip Babington, of Derry Crown Court.
Two years of Mahoney’s sentence will be spent in jail, while another two will be “on license,” similar to parole in the US.
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