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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: QEB Hollis Whiteman member Ari Alibhai speaks to law enforcers on internet protocol TV services
10.03.2016 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 co-authors Private Prosecution Practice Note for Lexis Nexis
20.7.2015 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: Ari Alibhai appears on a Panel of experts at the European Content Protection Summit – Wednesday 29th October
29.10.2014 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 >

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Ari Alibhai: news

David Groome and Ari Alibhai act for FACT in private prosecution of film piracy scammer
14.9.2015

A Northern Ireland man was sentenced to 4 years in prison at Londonderry Crown Court last week for running an internet piracy scam.

David Groome had told the court that during a six year period the accused, Paul Mahoney, earned almost £300,000 from advertising revenue and he was likely to have cost the film industry millions of pounds in lost revenue.

There was considerable media interest in the case and Kieron Sharp, Director General of FACT (The Federation Against Software Theft) was in Court to hear sentence passed; Kieron commented about the important deterrent value of prosecutions of this kind.

MEDIA LINKS:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/irishnews/article4551849.ece

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-34184124

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/08/social-recluse-jailed-300k-internet-piracy-scam

David Groome

Notable cases:

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 William Marston (2016)
Ari Alibhai is currently instructed privately to prosecute this matter on behalf of Satellite Information Services Ltd [SIS].

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:

Ari Alibhai co-authors Private Prosecution Practice Note for Lexis Nexis
QEB Hollis Whiteman member Ari Alibhai, private prosecution specialist, collaborated with solicitor David Northfield of Field 20.7.2015

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