TV pirate is jailed for six months
A pirate film and TV website operator has been sentenced to six months in prison for illegally uploading and streaming movies and shows. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court handed down the sentence to the administrator of the website in UAE after he was found guilty of uploading torrents and facilitating the illegal streaming of copyrighted TV series and movies. He will be deported at the end of his sentence. A statement from OSN said following their complaint, Abu Dhabi Police investigated and provided evidence to the prosecutor who charged the defendant. The defendant was ordered to pay Dhs50,000 to OSN for copyright and trademark infringement. He has appealed the verdict.