12 Jan '18, 8am

Android TV box sellers charged with copyright infringement in unprecedented move against piracy

SINGAPORE: In the first prosecution of its kind here, two Android TV box sellers have been charged with "wilfully infringing" the copyright of four companies - telcos StarHub and Singtel, entertainment giant Fox Networks Group and football’s Premier League. Local distributor Synnex Trading and retailer An-Nahl, as well as their respective directors Jia Xiaofeng and Abdul Nagib Abdul Aziz, face multiple charges each under Section 136(3A) of the Copyright Act. The case could be a landmark, as the courts have not had an opportunity to clarify its legal positions on the law concerning piracy and the use of Android boxes, which give users unbridled access to copyrighted programmes. These include channels such as the National Geographic, Fox, Star Sports, Astro, TVB and the English Premier League matches. The prosecution is unprecedented also because it is a private one. The Sta...

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