Foxtel has shied away from taking legal action against two Aussie men who illegally streamed the boxing bout between Danny Green and Anthony Mundine, instead hoping they send a message to other potential law-breakers.
Peter Tonagh, CEO of Foxtel, said in a statement that the pay TV giant would retract legal action against Brett Hevers and Darren Sharpe, and had decided instead to educate the two men on “the significant harm such actions bring to the production of local Australian content, including live sports”.
“We have given the individuals the opportunity to formally apologise via a public social media post, acknowledging the gravity of the situation, in the hopes that more people will learn that copyright theft is not a victimless crime and something that should be taken very seriously,” Tonagh said.
Funnily enough, Hevers and Sharpe almost offered identical apologies on Facebook:
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