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  1. #1
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    Post Bud news for The internet receiver

    Ministry of Economy authorises disruption of 10 illegal Pay TV IP addresses

    Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE)
    has stepped up its campaign against pay TV piracy
    by authorising the disruption of internet websites
    that allowed users to illegally view satellite TV channels
    without subscriptions.

    The phenomenal growth of internet usage throughout the
    country has attracted several similar profiteering activities,
    which the Ministry intends to fully control at the early stages.

    The latest MoE anti-piracy initiative, which began
    in the second week of June parallel to the Euro 2008
    football championship, immediately led to the identification
    and disruption of ten Korean-based internet addresses.


    "We received information that illegal operators were
    broadcasting Euro 2008 matches and other programmes
    unsubscribed over the internet and promptly co-ordinated
    with enforcement authorities to conduct a raid. We
    were able to identify ten foreign internet links and
    immediately ordered the disruption of connections to

    these addresses," an official from the Ministry said.
    "With regard to the illegal import of satellite TV decoders,
    we would like to warn all parties involved in the illegal trade
    and distribution of decoder boxes to view pay TV channels
    without proper authorisation from providers that they will
    face stringent enforcement of the copyright law.

    Moreover, the public needs to be aware that use of decoder
    boxes to view channels with content that is against
    the religious, cultural and moral values of the country, will
    also corrupt the minds of children. Our main goal is to create a
    conducive environment for foreign investors and safeguard the i
    ntegrity of local businesses through strict enforcement and
    effective IPR regime, thus making UAE a model for IPR
    protection in the Middle East," he added.

    In coordination with the governmental authorities in
    charge, Dubai Police has already orchestrated several
    raids on dealers facilitating sale of decoder boxes
    programmed to view pay TV channels and channels
    containing immoral content. The accused involved were
    charged with copyright violation involving heavy fines,
    imprisonment and deportation.

    Scott Butler, chief executive officer of Arabian
    Anti-Piracy Alliance, said: "The stringent enforcement
    of copyright law by the authorities and their effective
    partnership with the Ministry of Interior, and customs
    and enforcement authorities, has greatly contributed
    towards successful raids and appropriate legal action
    against offenders."

    It is high time that traders and users of pirated and
    illegally imported decoders are held responsible for the
    consequences of their actions."

    Ministry of Economy official

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    that's like plugging a dam using your finger, lol.



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