High Court rules sales of TV boxes infringe on copyright

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chief regulatory officer Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin said MCMC welcomed the court’s decision.

PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur Intellectual Property High Court has declared that the sale, offer for sale, distribution and 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 was brought by Measat Broadcast Networks Sdn Bhd, the service provider for Astro, against a seller of ISDs preloaded with applications which act as gateways to websites or content servers streaming pirated content.

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