Card Sharing Pirate Convicted in Groningen Following Collaboration Between VodafoneZiggo, AAPA and Dutch Police


A card sharing piracy network has been shut down with the operator of the illegal network convicted and sentenced to 240 hours community service and a fine of over €45,000 at a court in Groningen yesterday, following a collaborative investigation led by Dutch Police, VodafoneZiggo and members of the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA).

The 40-year old man was convicted of criminal offences relating to card sharing, resulting from the illegal sharing of Ziggo services. An accomplice of the man was also convicted and sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

The sentencing follows raids carried out in March 2017, during which three active card sharing servers were found, as well as 20 ‘fully-loaded’ Dreamboxes which were being sold via online marketplaces. It was also uncovered during the raid that there were over 300 customers for these illegal services and devices.

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