beoutQ distributer guilty of fraud and copyright theftOctober 5, 2019 11.09 Europe/London By Julian Clover A London retailer has been convicted of selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs), used to receive coverage of the Premier League.Ammar Al-Silawi was found guilty on two charges of copyright theft and two charges of fraud.In a legal first the Premier League was able to argue Al-Silawi was guilty of communicating infringing copies of copyright works to the public.The ISDs sold from his store on London’s Edgware Road provided illegal access to channels that included the Saudi pirate station beoutQ.Al-Silawi received the maximum 300 hours of unpaid community service and was ordered to pay legal costs to the Premier League.The defendant was also warned that failure to comply with the community order in any way would result in an immediate custodial sentence.The Premier League prosecuted the case following an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police.