Anti-Piracy

Opening Speech from CEO in IIC 2019

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Kuala Lumpur Digital Content Anti-Piracy Summit.  My name is Louis Boswell and I am the CEO of the Asia Video Industry Association.  We are the industry association that supports the growth and development of the professional video industry across Asia, supporting regulatory Read more…

Anti-Piracy

The upsurge in Hong Kong of pirated TV boxes poses a major threat to the subscription video industry

In a newly released Casbaa survey of the content viewing behaviour of Hong Kong consumers, it was revealed that close to one in four consumers (24%) use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds of thousands of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content, usually with the payment of a one-time fee.

Anti-Piracy

Hong Kong Customs take enforcement action against retail sellers of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs).

As part of Operation Trojan Horse, Hong Kong Customs recently undertook a series of raids against four retail outlets in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. Over a two-day period (25-26 May 2018), Hong Kong Customs raided retail outlets and arrested four (4) shop owners and four (4) salespersons found to be selling pre-loaded TV boxes (also known as Illicit Streaming Devices – “ISDs”) which provide access to pirated movies and TV shows. The arrested persons were all charged with copyright offences. Over 350 ISDs were seized, including brands such as the Ubox, EVPad, BossTV, and Magic Box.