A 56 year old Airdrie woman pled guilty today at Airdrie Sheriff Court in respect of various offences contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Christine Montgomery will be sentenced at Airdrie Sheriff Court next week after admitting selling devices which stream broadcasts that the public would normally have to pay for. A Trading Standards Scotland spokesperson said earlier “Trading Standards Scotland and their partners will vigorously investigate such offences as they not only impact upon broadcasters, copyright owners and tax revenue, but are also grossly unfair to those law abiding members of the public who pay for their broadcast subscriptions. To sell, advertise or possess devices which circumvent broadcasters encryption measures, facilitate the receipt or even view such encrypted broadcasts, is illegal and I would urge the public not to engage in this criminality. Offences are punishable by a fine and/ or imprisonment.
If anyone has any concerns over these types of devices or any other consumer issues please contact Concumer Advice on 03454 040506.