You will be fined or jailed for installing TV box at home

You will be fined or jailed for installing TV box at home

With the development of internet technology, modern media for dramas have also become diversified. There are many android TV box in the market today, built-in with a variety of Chinese drama applications, US dramas and movies. However, the installation of TV box is illegal because of the copyrighted contents.

Source reported a 56-year-old man was fined RM4,000 after pleading guilty for illegally installing and using an international television receiver. He was charged under the provisions of section 16 (1) (b) of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Ordinance 2000 and read the same under clause 16 (3) of the Ordinance.

Under the said Ordinance, a fine of not more than RM100,000 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months or both may be imposed once convicted.

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