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QEB News: Two imprisoned for illegal harvesting and distribution of international premium sports broadcasts.
09.12.2016 More >

QEB News: David Groome and Ari Alibhai secure confiscation order for nearly £1m against directors of Digicam on behalf of FA Premier League and Sky.
30.09.2016 More >

QEB News: Five receive prison sentences in private prosecution for illegal film distribution
17.12.2015 More >

QEB News: David Groome and Ari Alibhai act for FACT in private prosecution of film piracy scammer
14.9.2015 More >

QEB News: Digicam Directors jailed for fraudulent sales of Premier League TV coverage
20.8.2015 More >

QEB News: Ari Alibhai and David Groome act in prosecution of Northern Ireland film copyright infringer
16.6.2015 More >

QEB News: Groome and Alibhai secure conviction in landmark prosecution on behalf of the Premier League
4.12.2014 More >

QEB News: Private Prosecution success against Dancing Jesus website
14.10.2014 More >

QEB News: Groome & Alibhai - modern day Holmes & Watson?
28.8.2014 More >

QEB News: David Groome and Ari Alibhai of QEB Hollis Whiteman act for Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) in successful private prosecution of online film piracy case
21.8.2014 More >

QEB News: Appeal against Virgin Media's confiscation order fails.
24.1.2014 More >

QEB News: David Groome and Ari Alibhai successfully prosecuted torrent site Araditracker charged with copyright infringement.
19.12.2013 More >

David Groome: Notable case

R -v- Sohail Rafiq, Reece Baker, Graham Reid and Ben Cooper (2015)

QEB Hollis Whiteman members David Groome and Ari Alibhai acted for the Federation Against Copyright Theft in a prosecution involving a multimillion pound conspiracy to defraud the film industry.

5 men were today sentenced at Wolverhampton crown court to a total of 17 and a half years in prison. The four principal defendants, Sohail Rafiq, Reece Baker, Graham Reid and Ben Cooper, ran a variety of film 'release groups' under a series of aliases.

Release groups are underground online networks responsible for obtaining, encoding and distributing illegal digital copies of major motion pictures. The films targeted by these defendants included Skyfall and Argo.

Many of the thousands of films they pirated and released online were on their cinema run, and the defendants were often responsible for uploading the very first illegal copy of a film on the Internet.

This is the first ever prosecution of a release group outside the USA and only the second time such a group has been prosecuted anywhere in the world.

For the BBC news article please click HERE.

For further details please click HERE.

R v William O'Leary & Terence O'Reilly (2016)
David Groome and Ari Alibhai are currently privately prosecuting this matter on behalf of Football Association, Premier League and Federation Against Copyright Theft as led Junior at Nottingham Crown Court.

R -v- Sohail Rafiq, Reece Baker, Graham Reid and Ben Cooper (2015)
Five receive prison sentences in private prosecution for illegal film distribution

R -v- Mahoney (2015)
A Northern Ireland man was sentenced to 4 years in prison at Londonderry Crown Court last week for running an internet pirac

Helidon Vuciterni (2014)
David Groome and Ari Alibhai acted for the Premier League in the successful prosecution today of Helidon Vuciterni and his c

Dancing Jesus (aka: Kane Robinson -&- Richard Graham) (2014)
Private Prosecution success against Dancing Jesus website

R -v- Danks (Philip) (2014)
Philip Danks, ringleader of a sophisticated online and filming piracy network, was sentenced to 33 months in prison at Wol

R -v- Reid & Lewis - Araditracker (2013)
Instructed by Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland to prosecute in the alleged operation of the film torrent

R -v- Zinga (Munaf) (2013)
Private Prosecution (on behalf of Virgin Media Ltd) of importer and wholesaler of devices designed to defraud Virgin Media.

R -v- Helidon Vuciterni (2013)
Private Prosecution (on behalf of FAPL) of defendant for alleged operation of a card-sharing network.

R v Rayyonics Ltd (2012)
Illicit set-top box supplier

R v Vickerman (Anton) (2012)
Private Prosecution (on behalf of Federation Against Copyright Theft) of the most popular pirate film indexing site in the wo

Articles:

Prosecuting offences involving counterfeit goods
Incorporating trademark offences, the Trademarks Act 1994, classification of trademarks, prosecuting copyright offences, the 13.3.2009
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