More Info atThe Guardian.A man has been convicted on conspiracy charges relating to his operation of surfthechannel.com, a website offering links to TV and video content.
Newcastle crown court heard Anton Vickerman's site had up to 400,000 users a day and made about £35,000 a month in revenue. While UK prosecutors did not pursue a case on copyright offences, Vickerman was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and faces sentencing next month.
It turns out those websites are illegal but not for copyright but "conspiracy to defraud". The guardian article is a very interesting read as it goes on to suggest that the prosecutors were present at the arrest, given access to the evidence and were present at police interviews.
In other news their are 100k+ signatures on a petition by the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to stop the Extradition of Richard o'Dwyer. UK Citizen whom made a website in the UK but not prosecuted here instead being shipped off to America were they have a better chance to prosecute.