Court Finds Parker Pirates Liable
9 December 2016
COURT FINDS PARKER PIRATES LIABLE
SKY and Duco confirmed today that SKY has obtained judgment against seven individuals who unlawfully streamed the Parker v Haumono fight.
The Judge was satisfied that each defendant had infringed SKY's copyright. Further the Judge granted an injunction restraining any further infringement of the copyright work and that each defendant must delete and/or destroy any copies held, including from Facebook and must pay nominal damages of $100 as well as costs of $2,670.
SKY chief executive John Fellet said: “It’s a good result to have this unlawful behaviour confirmed by the courts. We have more claims in the judicial system that we await further positive results from in the coming weeks. In our opinion, we believe that Piracy is theft of copyright. We will continue to work hard to protect SKY’s investments in all kind of content.
I can’t wait for Saturday’s Parker v Ruiz fight, anyone wanting to observe this fantastic event can watch on SKY Arena. I urge you to book early, it’s already very popular. If you don’t have SKY just purchase from Fan Pass or go to a venue that is showing the fight – there are plenty of legal options”.
Duco chief executive Martin Snedden wasn’t pulling any punches on the matter: “This is a good result, I just hope the message gets out just how seriously we, SKY and Duco, take this unlawful behaviour. We have a larger team than ever working this weekend to find anyone unlawfully streaming Parker v Ruiz”.