Advanced Television


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

Jail term for UK ISD seller

A man who pleaded guilty to supplying set-top-boxes which illegally provided access to premium pay-TV content has been jailed for two years, in the latest in a series of actions designed to crackdown on illegal streaming. Paul Jaques, of West Yorkshire, sold around 2,500 of the illegal devices, with accompanying illicit subscriptions. Between 2015 and […]

September 11, 2020By Colin Mann

Thailand: Anti-piracy website

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) have unveiled a new website blocking provisions for piracy sites which violate section 20 (3) of the Computer Crimes Act (CCA). Under the new provisions, ISPs now have 15 days in which to […]

August 6, 2020By Colin Mann

UK: 17 pirate services shut down

Action taken by investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT as a result of a nationwide crackdown on digital piracy has resulted in the halt of seventeen separate services providing illicit content. Individuals that were providing loaded Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illegal streams via websites and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and […]

August 4, 2020By Colin Mann