Three premises selling ‘Android Box’ were raided

Three premises selling ‘Android Box’ were raided

PUTRAJAYA: Three premises in a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya that sell streaming technology devices (Android Box) were raided by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) on Wednesday.

KPDNHEP Enforcement Director, Azman Adam said, they confiscated 17 units of streaming technology equipment along with
related documents suspected to contain copyrighted works complained of with a total confiscation value estimated at RM6,800.
According to him, two men in their 30s were also arrested on suspicion of committing an offense under section 43AA of the Copyright Act 1987, which is to infringe copyright in any work by selling a streaming technology.

“The raid was carried out separately after KPDNHEP conducted intelligence and obtained information from the copyright owner.

“If convicted, he can be fined not less than RM10,000 and not more than RM200,000 or jailed for up to 20 years or both,” he said.

He said the Copyright Act 1987 had been improved through the amendment to the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 which came into effect on March 18.

“It emphasizes the ministry’s efforts to combat online copyright infringement or digital piracy more effectively,” he said.

Azman said all traders were reminded not to sell such streaming technology devices.

“Continuous and strict enforcement action and monitoring will be done by the ministry because this streaming technology tool is capable of committing infringement in any copyright-protected work,” he said.

He added that the public who have any information on the misconduct of traders in this matter can channel a complete complaint to the ministry via WhatsApp 019-2794317 or 019-8488000 as well as the complaints portal, e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my.

source – Sinar Harian

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