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Fine for having a zgemma

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by wickerman999, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. wickerman999

    wickerman999 Member

    Hi all,

    I do apologise for asking this, but I was talking to an IT techy guy the other day and happened to slip out that I have a zgemma and it is great!.
    He also said that he had a few of them but wont use them as he doesn't want to end up in jail....he advised that I do the same..

    So, what would say the reality is that I get prosecuted for having a zgemma is?

    Ta
     
  2. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    The likes of sly and vermin are after the big boys not end users like you
     
  3. nickyd186

    nickyd186 TK Veteran

    He's talking crap pal the zgemma is a fta digital reciever you can't be jailed for having one
     
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  4. Tezzers

    Tezzers Member

    Correct Nicky, plus they would have to build a lot more prisons to hold us all :D
     
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  5. the reaper

    the reaper VIP Member Forum Supporter

    "but officer--I purchased my box as a plug and play---didn't realise it wasn't legal,"
    "OK Mrs Reaper, I believe you, and because you are so honest I will not report you if you can get me one as well";)
    Reaper.
     
  6. Tezzers

    Tezzers Member

    I hope i get the same copper reaper LOL
     
  7. chunna

    chunna Member

    I'd ask to buy the ones he's not using!!


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  8. nickyd186

    nickyd186 TK Veteran

    Alot of our local force use these boxes
     
  9. Philios33

    Philios33 Member

    Worst case,, a small fine and your equipment taken away,, just never download anything to share and your good


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  10. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    They can't take anything away as mentioned by someone else the box is a FTA receiver
     
  11. the reaper

    the reaper VIP Member Forum Supporter

    Wrong----any equipment or apparatus can and will be confiscated by a sworn member of the law if found to be or being used for illegal activities.If proven then you can be fined or imprisoned or both.
    Reaper.

    PS--Been there, seen it and lost it [very expensive kit]
    Also banned by the friends of Rupert.[not the bear lol]
     
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  12. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    What jua
    What for just owning the box?
     
  13. the reaper

    the reaper VIP Member Forum Supporter

    If you use any broadcasting /receiving apparatus illegally, the law is not your friend--but still has to be proven in a court of law.
    Think of the equipment confiscated in the pirate radio raids in London and elsewhere.
    I got stitched up and lost a few grand in kit and fines a few years back--common knowledge---but now at least I know who my real friends are.
    Reaper.
     
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  14. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Thanks for the info. Ps I liked your post for honesty not the fact that you got caught!! Unlucky.
     
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  15. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    By any chance are you in Ireland???


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  16. the reaper

    the reaper VIP Member Forum Supporter

    No--UK/Malta and Bulgaria----think I'm still British lol
    Reaper.
     
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  17. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    There's loads of jealous people going around scare mongering. Don't listen to them. I was told the same thing only to find out the guy was thrown out of his birds house and she kept the box.


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  18. siilver

    siilver TK Veteran

    Half the site is from Ireland lol


    It's a fta box and sold as.
    Just like torrents and pressure cookers, illegal things can be done with them, but not sold as
     
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  19. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Very true here in Ireland a mate got all his pirate radio equipment taken from ComReg. The bastards.


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  20. the reaper

    the reaper VIP Member Forum Supporter

    Anyway--why worry---enjoy life as it is----lose a box get another and pay the fine.
    Pirate boxes have been around for over 35 years and millions use them including the rich and famous so keep it quiet and just enjoy.
    Reaper.
     
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