Sky Warns Customers Face Massive Fines For Watching Porn

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Unfortunate Sky customers could soon face big fines for breaking copyright and downloading pornographic content illegally.

In a message to its broadband customers on their website, Sky warned users to be prepared for letters regarding illegal downloads through torrent sites, as an X-rated U.S. website could soon demand cash from them.

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The company, Golden Eye International, has reportedly written to Sky claiming “that a number of Sky Broadband customers engaged in unlawful file sharing of some of its films”.

Sky did not gather evidence of the alleged activity and Golden Eye has independently obtained a list of broadband connections (IP addresses) from which file sharing involving their film allegedly took place.

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Now, because the company has been hit with a court order, it must hand the subscribers’ personal details over to the adult entertainment company.

In the statement on their website, Sky wrote:

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We need to let you know about a court order made against Sky earlier this year that requires us to provide your name and address to another company. A company called Golden Eye International, which owns rights to several copyrighted films, has claimed that a number of Sky Broadband customers engaged in unlawful file sharing of some of its films.

In support of this claims Golden Eye International says it has gathered evidence of individual broadband accounts (identified online by unique numbers called IP addresses) from which it claims the file sharing took place.

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Golden Eye International says the level of damages “will depend on the extent to which you have downloaded the work and/or made it available for download by other”.

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This isn’t the first time this has happened, either. In 2013, the Ben Dover porn brand – an affiliate of Golden Eye – reportedly targeted thousands of people on the O2 network, alleging they downloaded pornographic content without permission.

If you do receive a letter from Sky, the internet firm has a dedicated web page with advice on what to do next.

And be careful what you’re downloading out there!


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Daily Star

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