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Fine for Astro ISD pirate

The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged salesperson, Nazwan Bin Zainal Abidin RM33,000 (€6,643) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA(1)(h) Copy Right Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Nazwan committed the offence on June 14th 2023 at a retail outlet at […]

October 2, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE welcomes Malaysian ISD seizure

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal ecosystem for creative content, says it applauds the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) for recent actions it took against the operators of illegal streaming devices (ISDs). On October 15th, the MDTCA, assisted by ACE, seized more […]

October 28, 2022By Colin Mann

ISD fraudster hit with £1m bill

A criminal found guilty of supplying illegal streaming devices (ISDs) providing unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back almost £1 million (€1.17m) to the public purse. Steven King masterminded the pirate streaming operation Dreambox and was jailed for seven years and four months in March 2019. At Warwick Crown Court […]

June 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Illegal streamers targeted in UK-wide initiative

In the past week, investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT and police officers from Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), West Yorkshire Police and Dyfed-Powys Police have visited addresses across the UK to serve Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal streaming services. The initiative is aimed at preventing the […]

August 12, 2021By Colin Mann

Industry lauds Malaysia piracy clampdown

In what has been described as a landmark decision, the Intellectual Property High Court in Kuala Lumpur has declared that the sale, offer for sale, distribution and/or supply of TV Boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) that can provide unauthorised access to copyrighted works, constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act 1987. The action in […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Conviction for illegal device fraud

A serving Corporal in the Royal Air Force (RAF) who sold illegal services which provided access to premium sport, TV and films has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was convicted with conspiracy to defraud and loss of service property and also received a reduction to his rank. The Corporal, […]

April 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Indonesia: Major drop in streaming piracy

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Indonesian consumers has found a massive 55 per cent reduction in consumers accessing piracy websites over the past ten months. The survey, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and conducted by YouGov, found that 28 per cent of online consumers currently […]

July 15, 2020By Colin Mann