South African Content Pirate Busted

Police in South Africa have arrested a man for selling media streaming devices designed to deliver copyrighted material. Under South African law and the Copyright and Electronic Communications and Transactions Act it is illegal to provide content to any person or any third party without the consent of the rights holders.

This is one of many recent actions concerning media streaming boxes and piracy.

“Content theft has become a full-fledged criminal enterprise, providing illegal subscriptions to compete with established operators, and actions like this are crucial in the fight against piracy,” noted Frikkie Jonker, Cybersecurity – Anti-Piracy Director, Irdeto. “