Dutch man sentenced for card sharing

In a case led by the Dutch police, VodafoneZiggo, and members of the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) the Dutch operator of illegal card sharing network a conviction of six months and three years of probation for copyright infringement by a court in The Hague. Card sharing occurs when a person steals and retransmits a regularly changing control word that is passed between a smart card and a set-top-box (STB), allowing subscribers to watch TV content they have not paid for.