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Liverpool Man Sentenced for Selling ‘Pirate’ Firesticks on Facebook * TorrentFreak


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Earlier today, a 41-year-old man from Liverpool received a two-year suspended prison sentence for selling IPTV subscriptions and ‘fully loaded’ Firesticks. The man, who used Facebook and WhatsApp to facilitate the sales, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court.

fireplaceIn recent years, legal video and sports streaming services have flourished around the world.

At the same time, millions of people are streaming from unauthorized sources, often through perfectly legal streaming devices including Amazon’s Firesticks.

Most people know that the subscription services that typically arrive pre-installed on the devices are unauthorized. However, with such significant discounts available, millions can’t resist these offers.

The demand has created an entire new industry with a few big players at the top, making millions. Further down the food chain, there is a wide variety of subscription resellers who take a cut as well, running their own ‘shops’.

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