Snooker club fined after being caught showing Sky Sports illegally

Sky successfully took legal action against Harringay Snooker Club in Green Lanes

Harringay Snooker Club
Harringay Snooker Club

A local snooker club has been ordered to pay £16,000 in damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally in its premises.

Sky sought, and was awarded, damages and costs in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) after taking legal action against Harringay Snooker Club in Green Lanes.

Sara Stewart, head of compliance at Sky Business, said: “Now more than ever it’s important to protect the investment of our customers. Businesses that show Sky Sports illegally can leave our legitimate Sky subscribers feeling short-changed.

“We actively visit thousands of pubs every season to monitor the games they are showing to help protect hardworking Sky customers who are unfairly losing business due to this illegal activity.

“Venues who continue to televise content in this way are breaking the law, and are at risk of being caught, which can result in licensees being ordered to pay significant damages and legal costs to Sky, and/or losing their personal licence.”

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