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Viking IPTV Defendant Avoids Immediate Prison But Faces Millions in Damages * TorrentFreak

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Sweden’s Patent and Market Court sentenced a man on Friday for his part in the operations of popular pirate IPTV service, Viking IPTV. Long suspected of being the operator of the platform, the man was found guilty of violating copyright law and was handed a suspended prison sentence. In addition to payment of a fine, the man must also pay damages, with claims from movie and TV companies said to reach $1.8m.

iptv2-sLast December, Swedish anti-piracy group Rattighetsalliansen (Rights Alliance) reported that a local prosecutor had filed an indictment against a man suspected of being behind Viking IPTV.

In the Scandinavian pirate market, Viking IPTV is a well-known brand and according to Rights Alliance, business appears to have been brisk.

A police cryptocurrency expert reported that clusters of bitcoin wallets that could be connected to the suspect received around 308 bitcoins between 2018 and 2022, over US$20 million at today’s rates.

A district court…

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