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Mundine v Green fight pirates apologise to Foxtel, no legal action

“We decided to take the opportunity to educate both of them”

Foxtel has made contact with the two individuals responsible for broadcasting a pirated stream of the Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green fight.

Foxtel CEO, Peter Tonagh, said, “Foxtel has been in touch with Mr Sharpe and Mr Hevers following last weekend’s illegal Facebook live stream of the Mundine vs Green match and we’ve expressed our great disappointment with their unlawful activities.

“Rather than taking legal action, we decided to take the opportunity to educate both of them about 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.

“We are pleased that both Mr Sharpe and Mr Hevers have taken us up on the opportunity and have published an apology and acknowledgment of wrongdoing on their Facebook pages.”

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