98. Offence of fraudulently receiving programmes.

A person who dishonestly receives a programme included in a broadcasting1 service provided from a place in the United Kingdom with intent to avoid payment of any charge applicable to the reception2 of the programme commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale3.

Where such an offence committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or a person purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well