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A Lewis man who ran a business selling fake DVDs has been jailed.

Paul Angus Mackenzie imported the counterfeit items from China and distributed them for sale in the UK.

The 38-year-old marketed the movies via an online auction site.

The former fisherman from the Western Isles who now lives in Inverness previously pleaded guilty to two charges at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Mackenzie accepted he broke the copyright law by distributing counterfeit goods.

He also admitted the unauthorised use of trademarks by possessing and intending to sell counterfeit goods displaying unlawfully copied registered trade marks.

Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood imposed a 12 month prison term when Mackenzie returned to the court for sentencing.

The court heard police raided his home and discovered hundreds of illegal DVDs which represented a loss of tens of thousands of pounds to the film industry.

Illegal trader jailed for selling pirated DVDs

26 October 2016