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Heavy fine for Malaysian ISD seller

The Ampang Session Court in Kuala Lumpur has charged and fined a salesperson, Leong Wei Xiang, RM20,000 (€4,000) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA (2) of the Copyright Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Leong committed the offence on October 21st, 2022, at […]

August 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Surveys highlight effective site blocking benefits

The most recent piracy landscape consumer surveys commissioned by trade body the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) show that while piracy rates remain stable in many countries around Asia-Pacific, there have been notable increases in piracy rates in Thailand and Taiwan, with a discernible increase also in Hong Kong. Notably, rights holders face challenges in procuring […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann