Who is breaking the law?
It’s important to know, when it comes to streaming unauthorised copyrighted content; the viewer, the person sharing the stream, and anyone providing links to it are all breaking the law.
Understanding what is legal
The sale and use of streaming devices without illegal software installed on them is fine. But as soon as they’re sold or used with pre-loaded apps that allow users to stream content that should normally be paid for, it is illegal.
Risk of prosecution
Whilst families haven’t yet been the target of police investigations, the consequences of watching pirated content should be considered, both from a legal standpoint and the inappropriate content, children could be exposed to. For example, a man was recently hit with a £85,000 demand for sharing his stream of a pay-to-view boxing match on Facebook with over 4,250 people